derringer

Small pocket percussion-lock pistol invented by US gunsmith Henry Deringer (1786-1868).

Derringer

The term derringer is a genericized misspelling of the last name of Henry Deringer, a famous 19th-century maker of small pocket pistols. Many copies of the original Philadelphia Deringer pistol were made by other gun makers worldwide, and the name was often misspelled; this misspelling soon became an alternative generic term for any pocket pistol,...
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Derringer

• (n.) A kind of short-barreled pocket pistol, of very large caliber, often carrying a half-ounce ball.
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derringer

noun a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
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Derringer

Der'rin·ger noun [ From the American inventor.] A kind of short-barreled pocket pistol, of very large caliber, often carrying a half-ounce ball.
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derringer

Small pocket percussion-lock pistol invented by US gunsmith Henry Deringer (1786-1868).
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Derringer

Spelled with two rs, any very small easily concealed handgun.
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derringer

[n] - a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
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