percussion cap

noun

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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 26 Feb. 2020.

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