AskDefine | Define handgun

Dictionary Definition

handgun n : a firearm that is held and fired with one hand [syn: pistol, side arm, shooting iron]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From hand + gun.

Noun

  1. A small, hand-held gun with a relatively short barrel.

Extensive Definition

handgun in Arabic: مسدس
handgun in Bulgarian: Пистолет
handgun in Catalan: Pistola
handgun in Czech: Pistole
handgun in Danish: Pistol
handgun in German: Kurzwaffe
handgun in Spanish: Pistola
handgun in Esperanto: Pistolo
handgun in Persian: سلاح کمری
handgun in French: Pistolet
handgun in Korean: 권총
handgun in Indonesian: Pistol
handgun in Icelandic: Skammbyssa
handgun in Italian: Pistola
handgun in Hebrew: אקדח
handgun in Luxembourgish: Pistoul
handgun in Lithuanian: Pistoletas
handgun in Dutch: Pistool
handgun in Japanese: 拳銃
handgun in Norwegian: Pistol
handgun in Norwegian Nynorsk: Pistol
handgun in Uzbek: To‘pponcha
handgun in Polish: Pistolet
handgun in Portuguese: Pistola
handgun in Russian: Пистолет
handgun in Simple English: Pistol
handgun in Slovak: Pištoľ
handgun in Slovenian: Pištola
handgun in Serbo-Croatian: Pištolj
handgun in Finnish: Pistooli
handgun in Swedish: Pistol
handgun in Thai: ปืนสั้น
handgun in Vietnamese: Súng ngắn
handgun in Turkish: Tabanca
handgun in Ukrainian: Пістоль
handgun in Chinese: 手枪
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