Derringer Definition

dĕrĭn-jər
noun
A small, short-barreled pistol.
Webster's New World

(dated, 1800s) A common misspelling of the Deringer pistol.

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Other Word Forms of Derringer

Noun

Singular:
derringer
Plural:
derringers

Origin of Derringer

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

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

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