pepperbox

noun
pep·​per·​box | \ ˈpe-pər-ˌbäks How to pronounce pepperbox (audio) \

Definition of pepperbox

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

First Known Use of pepperbox

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pepperbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pepperbox. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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