Quaker gun

noun

: a dummy piece of artillery usually made of wood

Word History

Etymology

from opposition to war as a basic Quaker tenet

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Quaker gun was in 1809

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Cite this Entry

“Quaker gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quaker%20gun. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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