pepper spray









pepper spray


pepper spray ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. an aerosol spray that temporarily irritates the eyes and mucous membranes, used to stun and incapacitate a person or animal: police use of pepper spray to control rioters.

Origin of pepper spray First recorded in 1985–90; the active ingredient is capsaicin, extracted from capsicum peppers Examples from the Web for pepper spray Historical Examples of pepper spray

  • The cops were running for them, batons out, pepper-spray out.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • It was a little stainless-steel aerosol canister that looked for all the world like a pepper-spray self-defense unit.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • He turned it and let the door crash open as two cops in riot-visors came through, pepper-spray at the fore.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • British Dictionary definitions for pepper spray pepper spray noun

    1. a defence spray agent derived from hot cayenne peppers, which causes temporary blindness and breathing difficulty, sometimes used to control riots

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