- n. 手枪；信号枪
- vt. 用手枪射击
- n. (Pistol)人名；(罗)皮斯托尔
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1. The pistolet was originally a 15th-century dagger made in Pistoia, Italy, from which it took its name.
2. Later small guns were made in that metalwork and gun-making center and were given the name pistolet, too, this subsequently shortened to pistol.
- pistol:  Pistol is one of a very small and select group of words contributed to English by Czech (others are howitzer and robot). It comes via German pistole from Czech pišt’ala, which literally means ‘pipe’ (it is related to Russian pischal ‘shepherd’s pipe’).
- pistol (n.)
- "small hand-held firearm," 1570s, from Middle French pistole "short firearm" (1566), of uncertain origin, sometimes said to be from German Pistole, from Czech pis'tala "firearm," literally "tube, pipe," from pisteti "to whistle," of imitative origin, related to Russian pischal "shepherd's pipe."
But earlier English form pistolet (1550) is said to be from Middle French pistolet "a small firearm," also "a small dagger," which may be the literal sense; though some connect this word with Italian pistolese, in reference to Pistoia, town in Tuscany noted for gunsmithing. Pistol-whip (v.) is first recorded 1942.
- 1. Philippe was in uniform, wearing a pistol holster on his belt.
- 2. The two policemen were joined by another policeman also carrying a pistol.
- 3. Flavell had accidentally discharged a pistol, firing it into the ceiling.
- 4. A pistol wasn't that hard to hide under a loose shirt.
- 5. The pistol was positioned where I couldn't help but see it.
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