captive bolt

captive bolt
noun
: a gunlike instrument used in slaughtering animals that projects an attached plunger from the barrel

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captive bolt or captive bolt pistol noun
A gunlike device which fires a rod, used in slaughtering animals
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Main Entry:captive

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captive bolt,
1. a bolt or rod in a special gun used for stunning animals to be slaughtered.
2. the gun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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