zip gun


noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for zip gun

zip gun

noun

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