Quaker gun

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A nonfunctional imitation of a gun or of a piece of artillery, typically made of wood and usually intended to deceive enemy forces into overestimating one's available firepower.

Etymology:

  • An allusion to the pacifism associated with practitioners of the Quaker religion.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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