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Synonyms for handgun
ˈhændˌgʌnhand·gun

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Wiktionary

  1. handgunnoun

    Synonyms:
    pistol

  2. handgunnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    pistol

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pistol, handgun, side arm, shooting ironnoun

    a firearm that is held and fired with one hand

    Synonyms:
    side arm, pistol, shooting iron

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  1. burner

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "handgun":

    sidearm, pistol, gun, fist, revolver, gunpoint

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How to use handgun in a sentence?

  1. Prosecutor Marc Keast:

    A preliminary review of the defendant's social media accounts, his cellphone, as well as other documented evidence recovered on scene showed that this defendant planned this shooting, he deliberately brought the handgun that day with the intent to murder as many students as he could.

  2. Raymond Moss:

    The family began to yell in fear, i used pepper spray on Sherman’s face through the partially opened door as he was still banging and attempting to gain entry. I told him to stop. I armed myself with my handgun at this time fearing for the safety of myself and my family.

  3. Regina Rodriguez:

    . Shortly before the couple were buried, the gunman’s first wife spoke publicly for the first time since the massacre. Tessa Brennaman said Tessa Brennaman lived in constant fear of Kelley, a former airman, and said he had once placed a handgun against Tessa Brennaman head and threatened to kill Tessa Brennaman. He just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him, Brennaman, 25, told CBS’s Inside Edition. In 2012, while stationed at an Air Force base in New Mexico, Kelley received a court-martial conviction for physically abusing Brennaman and fracturing his infant stepson’s skull. At the Grace Bible Church in La Vernia where the Richard Rodriguez funeral service was held, about 500 people gathered to hear tributes to the couple, who were married in 2006. Rodriguez’s first wife died 15 years ago. Richard Rodriguez only child, daughter Regina Rodriguez, 33, said it was a small comfort that Regina Rodriguez father and Therese died together, deeply in love and inside their place of worship. What a perfect way to leave this world, not one of them going through mourning and burying each other, because I know that my dad could n’t do it again.

  4. San Diego:

    The female suspect will be booked into jail on the appropriate criminal charges which will include making criminal threats and displaying a handgun in a threatening manner.

  5. Rick Ector:

    Drive-through robberies and carjackings are two compelling reasons why we need to amend Michigan law to allow a lawful handgun owner to legally carry a loaded and accessible pistol without a CPL.


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