zip gun


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zip gun

n. a homemade handgun. (Underworld.) The kid had a zip gun, so I didn’t argue.
See also: gun, zip
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Selinger notes that few people would consider trying to cobble a zip gun together any more than they would try to build their own computer, even though it is possible to do so.
Years ago, street gangs had zip guns, switchblade knives and straight razors.
They may also wish to draw attention to the illicit manufacture of zip guns and explosives in high schools and prisons, not to mention the manufacture by hand of revolvers, semi-automatic pitols, and submachine guns by the Viet Cong and the Pathans.
Spring is in the air as you read this and, in our part of the country, we start to break out our zip guns anticipating hordes of ground rats popping up to begin their yearly ritual of finding girlfriends and doing what rats do.
The district's code prohibits weapons including pistols, revolvers, shotguns, rifles, zip guns, stun guns, Tasers and any other device capable of propelling a projectile by force of an explosion.
For reasons I don't understand, we still built zip guns in the shop.