a handle or grip, as of a rifle or saw, shaped like the butt of a pistol.
- Pistol-handle knife
[pis-tl-han-dl] /ˈpɪs tlˌhæn dl/ noun 1. a table knife, especially of the 18th century, having a slightly curved handle resembling the grip of a flintlock pistol.
[pis-tl-eer] /ˌpɪs tlˈɪər/ noun, Archaic. 1. a person, especially a soldier, who uses or is armed with a . /ˌpɪstəˈlɪə/ noun 1. (obsolete) a person, esp a soldier, who is armed with or fires a pistol n. also pistoleer, 1570s from obsolete French pistolier, from pistole (see pistol).
[pi-stol-uh-jee] /pɪˈstɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of theology dealing with faith. noun the study of faith within theology
- Pistol pete
noun phrase A zealous and effective lover; cocksman [1940s+; fr the usual jocular analogue between pistol and ”penis,” ”shooting” and having an orgasm, etc, reinforced by alliteration and the fact that Peter means ”penis”]