Definition of Pistol-whip

1. Verb. Beat with a pistol. "They want to pistol-whip the prisoners "

Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Up, Work Over



Definition of Pistol-whip

1. Verb. (transitive) To strike or beat someone with a pistol, especially with its butt. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pistol-whip

pistil
pistillaceous
pistillate
pistillation
pistillidia
pistillidium
pistilliferous
pistillode
pistillody
pistils
pistle
pistles
pistol
pistol-shot femoral sound
pistol-shot sound
pistol-whip (current term)
pistol-whipping
pistol grip
pistol grips
pistol shrimp
pistolade
pistolades
pistole
pistoled
pistoleer
pistoleers
pistolero
pistoleros
pistoles
pistolet

Literary usage of Pistol-whip

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1835)
"You will, perhaps, be surprised, when I tell you that, above a year ago, a friend of mine sent a pistol whip, of a similar construction, ..."

2. Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1835)
"You will, perhaps, be surprised, when I tell you that, above a year ago, a friend ef mine sent a pistol whip, of a similar construction, ..."

3. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855)
"You will see one of these human-flesh-jobbers, armed with pistol, whip, and bowie-knife, driving a company of a hundred men, women, and children, ..."

4. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1857)
"You will see one of these human-flesh-jobbers, armed with pistol, whip, and bowie-knife, driving a company of a hundred men, women, and children, ..."

5. The Practices and Procedures of the Investigating Services of the Deparment edited by Strom Thurmond (1998)
"... if the COB was there right then, he would knee cap him and then pistol whip him. Wright added that he didn't think Dennis actually would have done this ..."

6. The jewels of the Madonna: opera in three acts on Neapolitan life by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Carlo Zangarini, Enrico Golisciani (1912)
"... which are plastered with lithograph pictures of love-scenes or achievements of popular heroes, hang some disused weapons (musket, pistol, whip, etc.). ..."

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