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riot gun

noun
1.
a gun, especially a shotgun with a short barrel, for quelling riots rather than inflicting serious injury.
Origin of riot gun
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • He got up and kicked it again and again until another soldier nudged him aside and blasted the lock with a riot gun.

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