percussion cap

noun

Examples of percussion cap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the revolver’s chambers was empty, and officers found an expended percussion cap. Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2022 Oxygen generators use a chemical reaction initiated by a percussion cap. John Cox, USA TODAY, 4 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

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 22 May. 2024.

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