zip gun

zip gun

noun
a homemade pistol, typically consisting of a metal tube taped to a wooden stock and firing a .22-caliber bullet.

Origin:
1945–50

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zip gun
 
n
slang (US), (Canadian) a crude homemade pistol, esp one powered by a spring or rubber band

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zip gun definition


  1. n.
    a homemade handgun. (Underworld.) : The kid had a zip gun, so I didn't argue.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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