Quaker gun

Quaker gun

noun
a dummy gun, as on a ship or fort: so called in allusion to the Quakers' opposition to war.

Origin:
1800–10, Americanism

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Quaker gun
 
n
a dummy gun, as of wood
 
[alluding to the Quakers' traditional pacifism]

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