Quaker gun


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Quaker gun

n.
A dummy gun made of wood.

[From the Quakers' opposition to war.]
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Quaker gun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a dummy gun, as of wood
[alluding to the Quakers' traditional pacifism]
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Quak′er gun`


n.
a dummy gun, as on a ship or fort: so called in allusion to the Quakers' opposition to war.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.Quaker gun - a dummy gun or piece of artillery made usually of wood
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
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