zip gun(redirected from zip guns)
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informal An inexpensive homemade, makeshift, or improvised firearm. The extremist group had been assembling and stock-piling zip guns in preparation for the attack. Apparently, a zip gun the man had built himself went off in his backpack, causing everyone in the building to think that something had exploded.
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n. a homemade handgun. (Underworld.) The kid had a zip gun, so I didn’t argue.
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