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slang A pistol or revolver. The word is a shortening of "Gatling gun," a type of machine gun named for its inventor, Richard Jordan Gatling. Primarily heard in US. Watch out for that guy—he's known to carry a gat on him.
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n. a handgun; a revolver. Willie kept his gat in his pocket when the cops walked up.
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