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cap pistol

noun
1.
a toy gun using caps to imitate the sound of a real pistol.
Also called cap gun.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism
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  • Sharp, loud noises such as hand or board clapping, and shooting a starter or cap pistol may be frightening to these birds.

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