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Automatic pistol   /ˌɔtəmˈætɪk pˈɪstəl/   Listen
Automatic pistol

A pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released.  Synonym: automatic.

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"Automatic pistol" Quotes from Famous Books

... right hand came up with an automatic pistol in it. He fired straight into the bunch—foolishly, perhaps; at any rate harmlessly, though they heard the bullet sing as it went by. Startled, one of the six fired back impulsively, and the other two followed his example. Had they tried to kill, in the night and ...
— The Lookout Man • B. M. Bower

... one knew the help which was to be derived from aerial photography. The air duel was regarded simply as a possible incident that might occur during a patrol or a reconnaissance, and in view of which the observer or mechanician armed himself with a gun or an automatic pistol. Airplanes armed with machine-guns were very exceptional, and at the end of 1914 there were only thirty. The Germans used them generally before we did; but it was the French aviators, nevertheless, who forced the Germans to fight in the air. I had the opportunity in October, 1914, to ...
— Georges Guynemer - Knight of the Air • Henry Bordeaux

... his automatic pistol was in his pocket, questioned the dull sounds of the riverside for a moment, looking about him anxiously, and then, using the leaning post as a stepping-stone, he succeeded in wedging his foot into a crevice in the wall. By the exercise of some agility he scrambled up ...
— Tales of Chinatown • Sax Rohmer

Words linked to "Automatic pistol" :   side arm, pistol, automatic weapon, automatic gun, handgun, automatic firearm, shooting iron, automatic

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