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, "Ask the Captain: What is your favorite aircraft to fly? Where does the emergency oxygen come from?," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of percussion cap

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Percussion cap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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