from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A firearm that can be used with one hand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small, hand-held gun with a relatively short barrel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a firearm that is held and fired with one hand


From hand + gun. (Wiktionary)



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