Meaning of “Saturday night special” in the English Dictionary

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"Saturday night special" in British English

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Saturday night specialnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsæt.ə.deɪ naɪt ˈspeʃ.əl/ us /ˌsæt̬.ɚ.deɪ naɪt ˈspeʃ.əl/ US informal

any small gun that is cheap, often bought illegally and used by criminals

(Definition of “Saturday night special” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)