pepperbox


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pep·per·box

 (pĕp′ər-bŏks′)

pepperbox

(ˈpɛpəˌbɒks)
n
1. (Cookery) archaic a container for pepper; a pepper pot
2. (Architecture) a building or tower etc thought to resemble a pepper pot
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an old-fashioned gun with revolving barrels
adj
(Architecture) (of a turret or tower) shaped like a pepperbox
Translations
References in classic literature ?
shouted a pepperbox, hopping around very excitedly.
Though called "transition" because of their amalgamation of pepperbox and revolver components, these guns were generally made well after the introduction of Sam Colt's repeaters.
One traveler had an Ethan Allen Pepperbox that either fired not at all or went off with a "rattling crash," deploying all barrels and destroying everything in its path--including the "nigh mule of a farmer's hitch.
The gun features a pepperbox muzzle brake that considerably reduces recoil forces; simulations show that use of spades might not be necessary.
In 1838, the Bennett and Haviland Rifle was invented; it was a rifle version of the pepperbox, with twelve individual chambers that were manually rotated after each shot.
12) While most surviving pepperbox handguns are percussion system, and therefore 19th century, there are occasional references to flintlock pepperbox handguns.
Weapons include the shotgun, the pepperbox revolver and the coffee mill gun, and there is heavy reliance on scouts and naval warfare.
At around the time of his dream, he writes to her of a magnificent Chateau in which the Divisional staff were then billeted, with pepperbox spires, mosaic floors created in Rome, walls painted with Fleur de Lys, terraced gardens, and fish ponds.
The Spitfire Island came second behind the Pepperbox Hill roundabout in Swindon, Wiltshire.
The three racehorses were kept at the 86-acre Pepperbox Stud in Bramley, Surrey.
The court heard how calls were made to the RSPCA and the International League for the Protection of Horses in February 2005 after three emaciated horses were spotted at Stacey's Pepperbox Stud in Bramley, Surrey.