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1A shot fired from a pistol.‘glass cracked with the sound of a pistol shot’
- ‘On some nights, you can hear a pistol shot and the sound of a body falling down the stairs.’
- ‘In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.’
- ‘That's his class picture there, back from the days he marched in the school band (he was the drum major) without firing a single pistol shot.’
- ‘Oh fearful sound, a pistol shot crashing and reverberating across the small room.’
- ‘After thirty years I do not know whether the Official IRA unit, arriving after the Army shooting had ceased, fired one or two pistol shots.’
- ‘They awaited the signal, which was to be a pistol shot.’
- ‘Pornographers will tell you that laughter in a sex scene is like a pistol shot at a concert.’
- ‘She remembered: ‘I ran for my life, expecting a pistol shot behind me any minute.’’
- ‘Police said they were investigating one incident of ‘road rage’ in which a driver fired four pistol shots toward a car he claimed jumped its turn in a fuel line.’
- ‘She kept it up and soon the guard shot off a pistol shot and a bundle of snow on a cliff fell atop the group.’
- ‘That was about when the pistol shot split the air.’
- ‘It took just thirty-six days to go from two pistol shots to a Europe-wide war.’
- ‘He raised his blade-wielding hand to cut me again, but the deafening sound of a pistol shot pierced the air and made us all freeze.’
- ‘After a service of remembrance, pistol shots were sounded across the grave and a canon fired a single shot.’
- ‘‘I heard three single shots which sounded to me to be revolver or pistol shots,’ he said.’
- ‘As he turned around to motion for them to follow, a pistol shot went off, Spencer jolted and blood started flowing from his shoulder.’
- ‘There were no villains in that small apartment in San Jose when the single pistol shot was fired that night, only victims.’
- ‘The bow released with a sharp snap sounding like a small-calibre pistol shot.’
- ‘Before they jumped into the getaway car and sped off, Conway snapped a pistol shot at the armored truck to vent his homicidal frustration.’
- ‘I was there, close enough to hear the three pistol shots.’
- 1.1mass noun The range of a pistol.‘my object was to get within pistol shot of the buffalo’
- ‘The site was with sight of a fortified Vietnamese army compound just a pistol shot away.’
- ‘Surrounding my digs are acres of chaparral and scrub oak, and the closest pavement is a good pistol shot away.’
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