Definition of handgun
: a firearm (such as a revolver or pistol) designed to be held and fired with one hand
Recent Examples of handgun from the Web
He was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon after a handgun was found during an inventory of the contents of his vehicle prior to an administrative tow.
Clay County authorities have a charged a 31-year-old man who allegedly pointed a handgun at a driver after a two-car wreck involving both of them.
Kerns and the trooper found the handgun in the back of the van on top of some boxes.
Woods said her husband, David Johnson IV, 39, was upset about missing guns a .380 semi-automatic handgun and a .38-Special revolver.
The victim stated that her ex-boyfriend 21-year-old Darius Polk kicked in her front door and assaulted her male friend with a handgun.
The 15-year-old girl is charged with assault, wanton endangerment and possession of handgun by a minor.
A handgun was recovered at the scene near the Chevrolet Cobalt.
One opponent of the statue, Amy Maxwell, said that people from both groups were carrying handguns, and at one point someone snatched the Confederate flag and ran off, instigating a chase from the pro-monument group.
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HANDGUN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of handgun for English Language Learners
: a small gun (such as a revolver or a pistol) designed to be held and shot with one hand
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