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A dummy gun made of wood.
[From the Quakers' opposition to war.]
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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a dummy gun, as of wood
[alluding to the Quakers' traditional pacifism]
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a dummy gun, as on a ship or fort: so called in allusion to the Quakers' opposition to war.
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