any common shrimp of the family Alphaeidae, distinguished by the snapping sound made by its enlarged claw.
[pis-tl-hwip, -wip] /ˈpɪs tlˌʰwɪp, -ˌwɪp/ verb (used with object), pistol-whipped, pistol-whipping. 1. to beat or hit (someone) repeatedly with a pistol, especially in the head and shoulder area. verb -whips, -whipping, -whipped 1. (transitive) to beat or strike with a pistol barrel
[pis-tuh n] /ˈpɪs tən/ noun 1. a disk or cylindrical part tightly fitting and moving within a cylinder, either to compress or move a fluid collected in the cylinder, as air or water, or to transform energy imparted by a fluid entering or expanding inside the cylinder, as compressed air, explosive gases, or steam, into […]
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noun 1. a metallic ring, usually one of a series, and split so as to be expansible, placed around a piston in order to maintain a tight fit, as inside the cylinder of an engine. noun 1. a split ring, usually made of cast iron, that fits into a groove on the rim of a […]