Pistolet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pistolet A small pistol.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pistolet A small pistol.
    • n pistolet A pistole.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pistolet a little pistol
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., a dim. of pistole,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. pistole—It. pistola, said to be from Pistoja (orig. Pistola), a town in Italy.

Usage

In literature:

PISTOLET, gold coin, worth about 6s.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
PISTOLET, gold coin, worth about 6s.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
PISTOLET, gold coin, worth about 6s.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
PISTOLET, gold coin, worth about 6s.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
PISTOLET, gold coin, worth about 6s.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
Pour le pistolet, ma main n'est pas encore percluse.
"Sword and Gown" by George A. Lawrence
Ce disant, il lasche un pistolet, et luy perce un bras.
"Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois" by George Chapman
I cannot accept another: it would be a just cause for a duel au pistolets.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
To enable us to defend ourselves, we each of us also had a brace of pistolets, and an arquebus, which hung at the saddlebow.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
L'auteur fut tue en 1675 d'un coup de pistolet.
"Notes and Queries, Number 196, July 30, 1853" by Various
And so all their joy, hope, and comfort one little stroke of a pistolet hath taken away!
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
Wine and the little cakes called pistolets were then introduced; and so the bargain was complete.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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