pistol-whip

verb
pis·​tol-whip
pistol-whipped; pistol-whipping; pistol-whips

Definition of pistol-whip 

transitive verb

: to beat with a pistol

First Known Use of pistol-whip

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pistol-whip was circa 1930

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pistol-whip

verb

English Language Learners Definition of pistol-whip

: to hit (someone) many times with a pistol

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