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zip gun

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

First recorded in 1945–50
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zip gun

noun
  1. US and Canadian slang a crude homemade pistol, esp one powered by a spring or rubber band
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