side arm

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side arm

A small weapon, such as a pistol, carried at the side or waist.
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side arm



(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) any weapon carried on the person, by sling, belt, or holster, such as a sword, pistol, etc
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side′ arm`

a weapon, as a pistol or sword, carried at the side or in the belt.



1. with a swinging motion of the arm moving to the side of the body at or below shoulder level and nearly parallel to the ground: to pitch sidearm.
2. thrown or performed sidearm.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.side arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one handside arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
automatic pistol, automatic - a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
derringer - a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
forty-five - a .45-caliber pistol
gat, rod - a gangster's pistol
horse pistol, horse-pistol - a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
peacekeeper - the pistol of a law officer in the old West
revolver, six-gun, six-shooter - a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
Saturday night special - a cheap handgun that is easily obtained
semiautomatic, semiautomatic pistol - a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
Verey pistol, Very pistol - a pistol for firing Very-light flares
zip gun - a crude homemade pistol
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I listened intently, but the naked feet of the green men sent back no guiding echoes, though presently I thought I detected the clank of side arms in the far distance of the middle corridor.
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The action of the arresting officers, however, infuriated the youth of the town, who pounced on the policemen and disarmed D/Sgt David Olanuyi, who was holding a side arm, and seized his police identity card and mobile phones.
The split-bucket rubber mount includes a two-piece body bracket, which allows operators to remove the side arm and bucket in one piece.
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8 -- Heyl & Patterson (H&P), USA has signed an exclusive license agreement with FLSmidth India for supply of technology and design of wagon tipplers and side arm chargers to be manufactured in India for the Indian market.
30 July 2010 - Danish cement and mineral systems provider FLSmidth & Co A/S (CPH: FLS) said Friday it entered an agreement with US Heyl & Patterson Inc, or H&P, that will supply technology for and design wagon tipplers and side arm chargers for FLSmidth in India.
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While we awaited the arrival of the battalion commander, I noticed one of the members of the weapons platoon checking out his side arm, a .45.
The three-year veteran pulled his side arm and fired through the windshield, wounding the man.