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Derringer   /dˈɛrəndʒər/   Listen
Derringer

noun
1.
A pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel.






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"Derringer" Quotes from Famous Books



... apparel," as the advertisement read, dragged itself, travel-worn, trembling, and disheveled, up the steep slope of Deadwood Hill. How he should do it, he had long since determined,—ever since he had hidden his Derringer, a mere baby pistol, from the vigilance of his keepers. Where he should do it, he had settled within his mind only within the last few moments. Deadwood Hill was seldom frequented; his body might lie there ...
— Drift from Two Shores • Bret Harte

... affirmative gesture. "Quite clear, Mr. Barry. Trust me to settle the Greek. But be careful of Rawlings, he always carries a derringer and might put a bullet into you before you could get your hands ...
— Edward Barry - South Sea Pearler • Louis Becke



Words linked to "Derringer" :   handgun, shooting iron, pistol, side arm



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