Definition of Handgun

1. Noun. A firearm that is held and fired with one hand.




Definition of Handgun

1. Noun. A small, hand-held gun with a relatively short barrel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Handgun

1. a small firearm [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Handgun

handfasts
handfed
handfish
handfishes
handflower
handflowers
handful
handfull
handfuls
handgonne
handgonnes
handgrip
handgrips
handguard
handguards
handgun (current term)
handguns
handheld
handheld drill
handhelds
handhold
handholding
handholdings
handholds
handi-craftsman
handi-craftsmen
handicap
handicapitalism
handicapped
handicapped-accessible

Literary usage of Handgun

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1. Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 1995 edited by Kathleen Maguire (1996)
"A handgun purchase permit is valid for 10 days, for one handgun: a long gun permit ... handgun purchasers must have a Ia) license to carry, or Ib) purchase ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"... E. cul- verin, a kind of cannon, and sometimes a handgun. " Slange, serpens, coluber, et bombarda longior, vulgo serpentina, colu- brina, ..."

3. A Clash of Arms: The Great American Gun Debate by DIANE Publishing Company (1991)
"(ii) Send a copy of the handgun roster to all pistol and revolver dealers ... (1) The Board may place a handgun on the handgun roster upon the Board's own ..."

4. State Laws and Ordinances on Firearms by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"(1 ) The Board may place a handgun on the handgun roster upon the Board's own ... (d) Burden of proof and form of petition to place handgun on roster. ..."

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