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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-- Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon.
The Portland Police tweeted that at least three arrests were made "related to today's demonstrations." It added in a separate tweet that "officers have seized weapons from multiple groups, including bear spray, shields, and metal and wooden poles." "We believe demonstrators are using info posted by media and observers to find opposing groups.
With summer travel in full-swing, it's good to know ahead of time that tent spikes or poles, strike anywhere matches, spear guns, pool cues, Magic 8-Balls, firecrackers, bear spray, baseball bats and bowling pins are not allowed as carry-on items, but that bowling balls are allowed.
Bushwacker Backpack and Supply is the manufacturer of Counter Assault bear spray, personal protection spray, law enforcement/military pepper spray products, and accessories.
She said: "I'd read up about bears and panthers but Andi had persuaded me not to bring a bear spray because he thought it'd be more likely that it would explode."
"I'd read up about bears and panthers, but Andi had persuaded me not to bring a bear spray because he thought it'd be more likely that it would explode."
Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport is looking for a vendor to rent bear spray to arriving travelers.
Fortunately, the teenager was carrying bear spray, which was in his backpack, and he was able to spray the bear, leading the animal to flee.
The waist belt is removable, as are straps for attaching a handgun or bear spray. The 2300 features durable, water-resistant Cordura fabric that receives Durable Water Repellent and polyurethane treatments.
In early December, a robotic "picker" in a Robbinsville, NJ Amazon warehouse accidentally punctured an aerosol can of bear spray, which sprayed the substance upon 55 workers in the area.
You know, things like: Always carry bear spray, don't tease, don't run, don't be stealthy, hit the dirt, play dead (a near impossibility if one has a grizzly breathing in one's 'playing dead' face; one might easily succumb in such circumstances to death by natural causes), or, the even more improbable suggestion: Box its nose or eyes.