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Quaker gun

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

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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British Dictionary definitions for quaker gun

Quaker gun

noun
  1. a dummy gun, as of wood
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Word Origin

alluding to the Quakers' traditional pacifism
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