pepperbox

noun
pep·​per·​box | \ˈpe-pər-ˌbäks \

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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