pepperbox

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noun pep·per·box \ˈpe-pər-ˌbäks\

Definition of pepperbox

  1. 1 :  a small usually cylindrical box or bottle with a perforated top used for sprinkling pepper on food

  2. 2 :  a pistol of the late 18th century with five or six revolving barrels

First Known Use of pepperbox

1543

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