pepper spray

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pepper spray

n.
An aerosol containing the irritant capsaicin, used to immobilize or incapacitate a person or animal, especially one that is an attacker.

[From the capsaicin content derived from capsicum peppers.]

pepper spray

n
1. (Chemistry) a defence spray agent derived from hot cayenne peppers, which causes temporary blindness and breathing difficulty, sometimes used to control riots
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a defence spray agent derived from hot cayenne peppers, which causes temporary blindness and breathing difficulty, sometimes used to control riots
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Noun1.pepper spray - a nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscumpepper spray - a nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscum; used to cause temporary blindness and incapacitate an attacker; also used as a bear deterrent
aerosol can, aerosol container, spray can, aerosol, aerosol bomb - a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
chemical weapon - chemical substances that can be delivered using munitions and dispersal devices to cause death or severe harm to people and animals and plants
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Sommer's partner used the rest of the bear spray on the animal and ended the attack that lasted for about 25 seconds.
Be sure you can tell the difference between a grizzly bear and a black bear before shooting, and if you end up hunting an area with a high density of griz, carry bear spray.
By far our most important piece of kit was the can of bear spray that we were each instructed by Canadian Rangers to wear on our belts (rather than hanging it on our rucksacks).
From late May through September, they work side by side in the shadow of the mountain range armed with name badges, volunteer patches and cans of bear spray.
I gave her a full charge of bear spray at about 25 feet.
Dutton, who was 31 when he went missing in June 2012, was found near his backpack and two cans of bear spray in the steep, heavily forested area.
His intimidating posture left both of us scrambling for the bear spray inside our backpack.
If you're going hiking make sure you carry bear spray.
I carry a sidearm, my pals carry shotguns, and my daughter carries Counter Assault bear spray, primarily because she isn't proficient with a large-caliber firearm.
17 after pleading guilty to assault with bear spray, threatening officers and a dog, mischief and obstruction.