percussion cap

noun

Definition of percussion cap

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Recent Examples on the Web Oxygen generators use a chemical reaction initiated by a percussion cap. John Cox, USA TODAY, 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of percussion cap

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of percussion cap was in 1823

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“Percussion cap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/percussion%20cap. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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