pepperbox

noun

pep·​per·​box ˈpe-pər-ˌbäks How to pronounce pepperbox (audio)
1
: a small usually cylindrical box or bottle with a perforated top used for sprinkling pepper on food
2
: a pistol of the late 18th century with five or six revolving barrels

Word History

First Known Use

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pepperbox was in 1543

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Cite this Entry

“Pepperbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pepperbox. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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