any of several synthetic compounds used as an insecticide to kill aphids
1970; pyrimidine + carbamate
[pis-tl-air-oh; Spanish pees-taw-le-raw] /ˌpɪs tlˈɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌpis tɔˈlɛ rɔ/ noun, plural pistoleros [pis-tl-air-ohz; Spanish pees-taw-le-raws] /ˌpɪs tlˈɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌpis tɔˈlɛ rɔs/ (Show IPA) (esp. in Mexico and Central America) 1. a member of an armed band of roving mounted bandits. 2. a gunman or hired killer. n. 1937, from Spanish; see pistolier.
noun 1. a handle or grip, as of a rifle or saw, shaped like the butt of a pistol. noun 1.
- 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).