- Homophone Note, Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||a small gun that is held and fired with one hand.
For protection, she kept a pistol in a drawer next to her bed.
- similar words:
- arm, firearm, gun, heater, piece, revolver, rod
The words pistol
sound alike but have different meanings. To learn why a bank robber would never try to hold up a bank using a pistil, look up pistil