Quaker gun

noun

Definition of Quaker gun

: a dummy piece of artillery usually made of wood

First Known Use of Quaker gun

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Quaker gun

from opposition to war as a basic Quaker tenet

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“Quaker gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quaker%20gun. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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