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pistol

noun

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a very energetic person
  • a real pistol, she dances rings around the other performers

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pistol

verb

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The first known use of pistol was circa 1560

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“Pistol.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pistol. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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