Definition of Percussion cap

1. Noun. A detonator that explodes when struck.




Definition of Percussion cap

1. Noun. a metal cap found on muzzleloading firearms that contains chemical substances such as fulminate that explode upon impact ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Percussion Cap

percolators
percolin
percolins
percomorph oil
percomorphi
percontation
percontative
percontatorial
percurrent
percursory
percuss
percussed
percusses
percussing
percussion
percussion cap (current term)
percussion section
percussion sound
percussion wave
percussionist
percussionists
percussions
percussive
percussive instrument
percussive maintenance
percussively
percussiveness
percussor
percussors

Literary usage of Percussion cap

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"... it often enables us more accurately to determine the exact organ or structure involved. used for the service caps consists of percussion cap. ..."

2. Our First Century: Being a Popular Descriptive Portraiture of the One by Richard Miller Devens (1876)
"Explosion of the percussion cap. —A Second Pistol Snapped.—Jackson Raises His Cane Fiercely.—Lion-Like Energy of the Old Hero. •—Is with Difficulty Kept ..."

3. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted: To by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"100, may be done by presenting a loaded gun barrel at him and discharging it by striking the percussion cap on it with some hard substance, ..."

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