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Battery—a hand gun—1870. This was a Western term, used, I would hazard to guess, instead of “barker.” Most of the references are from the 1870’s
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I just love this slang feature on your blog. Please keep doing it!
I’m a reenactor, and I’ve always heard “battery” applied to CANNONS, not handguns.
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