Derringer meaning

dĕrĭn-jər
A short-barreled pistol that has a large bore and is small enough to be carried in a pocket.
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A small, short-barreled pistol.
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(dated, 1800s) A common misspelling of the Deringer pistol.
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Origin of derringer

  • After Henry Deringer (1786–1868), American gunsmith

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition