a dummy gun, as on a ship or fort: so called in allusion to the Quakers' opposition to war.
Origin of Quaker gun
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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a dummy gun, as of wood
Word Origin for Quaker gun
alluding to the Quakers' traditional pacifism
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