Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
pistol

pis·tol

pistol

 
pronunciation:
pI stl
features:
Homophone Note, Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition: 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
Homophone Note
The words pistol and pistil 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.
Word Explorer
See
  weapon