Definition of Saturday night special in US English:

Saturday night special


North American
  • A cheap low-caliber pistol or revolver, easily obtained and concealed.

    • ‘That being said, according to one his aides the level of force only resembled a ‘drive-by shooting involving Saturday night specials’.’
    • ‘We need to ban junk guns and Saturday night specials.’
    • ‘He also assisted the police in getting handguns off the streets recovering, as he said, approximately 300 ‘Saturday night specials’.’


Saturday night special

/ˈsadərdē nīt ˈspeSHəl/