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A handheld gun used for firing a Very light.
- ‘‘Hey, maybe they're rallying, and just out of a wireless set or Very pistols,’ whispers Iacoviello pathetically.’
- ‘When you have wounded aboard, you fire a Very pistol on final approach to the runway.’
- ‘Although they had a Very pistol and several cartridges, the men had no idea of the correct signal.’
Very pistol/ˈverē ˌpistl/
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