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Definition 1: a firearm that is held and fired with one hand - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for handgun in the sense of this definition

(handgun is a kind of ...) a portable gun

"he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"

(... is a kind of handgun ) a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released

(... is a kind of handgun ) a pistol for firing Very-light flares

(... is a kind of handgun ) a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously

(... is a kind of handgun ) a cheap handgun that is easily obtained

(... is a kind of handgun ) a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)

(... is a kind of handgun ) the pistol of a law officer in the old West

(... is a kind of handgun ) a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen

(... is a kind of handgun ) a gangster's pistol

(... is a kind of handgun ) a .45-caliber pistol

(... is a kind of handgun ) a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel

(... is a kind of handgun ) a crude homemade pistol

(handgun is a part of ...) the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun

"the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"

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