Examples of pistol in a Sentence
a real pistol, she dances rings around the other performers
Recent Examples of pistol from the Web
He was cited for pistol-whipping a driver with a handgun, mishandling evidence, losing his temper in front of his commanding officer and being involved in two crashes in police vehicles, The A.P. reported.
Never have our cars been inspected for possession of any contraband that shouldn’t be crossing state lines, like the semiautomatic pistols, revolvers, and—increasingly—assault rifles that ruin so many lives on the streets of Chicago.
According to police, the pair ransacked the studio while pistol-whipping one of the victims in the head.
Another church member, a 22-year-old usher named Robert Engle, tackled the gunman and suffered injuries when he was pistol whipped.
Will Vinnie sport a scar from getting pistol-whipped in the pilot episode for the rest of the series?
That’s when the victim was pistol-whipped in the head and robbed.
Sommer then grabbed his pistol and turned to confront the bear.
There are totems and symbols that recur throughout the play: watches and a particular pistol, which becomes a physical manifestation of enmity being passed from one person to another.
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Origin and Etymology of pistol
First Known Use: circa 1560See Words from the same year
Synonymsdynamo, fireball, live wire
Related Wordsbootstrapper, go-ahead, go-getter, highflier (or highflyer), hummer, hustler, powerhouse, rustler, self-starter; achiever, comer, dasher; doer, enterpriser
Near Antonymsdawdler, idler, loafer, lounger, trifler; clock-watcher, goldbrick, shirker, slacker; couch potato, deadbeat, do-nothing, drone, layabout, lazybones, slouch, slug, slugabed, sluggard; dallier, laggard, lingerer, loiterer, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud
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