zip gun
noun Date: 1950 a crude homemade single-shot pistol

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  • zip gun — ☆ zip gun n. a crude, improvised pistol, usually consisting of a piece of pipe attached to a wooden stock, with a firing pin actuated by a rubber band or a spring …   English World dictionary

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  • zip gun — noun N. Amer. informal a cheap home made or makeshift gun …   English new terms dictionary

  • zip gun — a homemade pistol, typically consisting of a metal tube taped to a wooden stock and firing a .22 caliber bullet. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

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