Definition of pistolet in English:

pistolet

noun

  • 1A small firearm; = "pistol". Now rare.

  • 2A small bread roll, originally from Belgium.

noun

historical
  • A Spanish gold escudo; (also) a Spanish double-escudo; = "pistole". Also occasionally: any of various other gold coins of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From Middle French pistolet small firearm, pistol, apparently from pistole (although this is first attested slightly later) + -et; compare also slightly earlier pistolet<br>mid 16th century. From French † pistolet, of uncertain origin; perhaps the same word as pistolet (although this is first attested slightly later), with reference to the small size of the coins.

Pronunciation

pistolet

/ˌpɪstəˈlɛt/