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Webster 1913 Edition


Pistole

Pis-tole′

,
Noun.
[F., probably a name given in jest in France to a Spanish coin. Cf.
Pistol
.]
The name of certain gold coins of various values formerly coined in some countries of Europe. In Spain it was equivalent to a quarter doubloon, or about $3.90, and in Germany and Italy nearly the same. There was an old Italian pistole worth about $5.40.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pistole

PISTO'LE

,
Noun.
A gold coin of Spain, but current in the neighboring countries.

Definition 2022


Pistole

Pistole

See also: pistole

German

Noun

Pistole f (genitive Pistole, plural Pistolen)

  1. (weaponry) pistol, gun

Declension

Synonyms

Hyponyms

Hypernyms

Derived terms

  • Gaspistole
  • Leuchtpistole
  • Luftpistole
  • Maschinenpistole
  • Pistolenduell
  • Pistolengriff
  • Pistolenheld
  • Pistolenheldin
  • Pistolenkugel
  • Pistolenlauf
  • Pistolenmündung
  • Pistolenschießen
  • Pistolenschuss
  • Pistolenschütze
  • Pistolenschützin
  • Pistolentasche
  • Signalpistole
  • Spielzeugpistole
  • Spritzpistole
  • Wasserpistole

Related terms

  • Pistolero

Phrases

  • jemandem die Pistole auf die Brust setzen
  • wie aus der Pistole geschossen

See also

pistole

pistole

See also: Pistole

English

Noun

pistole (plural pistoles)

  1. (now historical) A Spanish gold double-escudo coin of the mid-sixteenth century, or any of various gold coins derived from or based on this. [from 16th c.]

Czech

Etymology

Ultimately from píšťala (whistle), from Proto-Slavic *piščalь, from *piskati, *piščati (to squeak, whistle), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pīṣk-.

Pronunciation

Noun

pistole f

  1. pistol

Declension


French

Etymology

Origin uncertain. Probably ultimately from Czech píšťala (whistle), from Proto-Slavic *piščalь, from *piskati, *piščati (to squeak, whistle), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pīṣk-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pi.stɔl/

Noun

pistole f (plural pistoles)

  1. (historical) pistole (coin)

Italian

Noun

pistole f

  1. plural of pistola

Anagrams


Middle French

Etymology

First attested 1544[1], of uncertain origin. Probably ultimately from Czech píšťala (whistle), from Proto-Slavic *piščalь, from *piskati, *piščati (to squeak, whistle), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pīṣk-.

Noun

pistole f (plural pistoles)

  1. pistol (small gun)

References

  1. pistole” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (pistole)