a toy gun using caps to imitate the sound of a real pistol.
- Also called cap gun.
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How to use cap pistol in a sentence
One time I was with Muscles Mandel and I was caught lifting a 20-cent cap pistol.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was simply yet appropriately equipped with a cap-pistol, and two bananas for provender while crossing the wilderness.The Believing Years | Edmund Lester Pearson
He was avidly interested; but he paid no attention to the Hopalong cap pistol that I left in its place when I took the gun back.Stamped Caution | Raymond Zinke Gallun
We gave each of the boys a ten-cent cap-pistol and five cents' worth of caps—they were in their Paradise.An American Idyll | Cornelia Stratton Parker