pepper spray

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pepper spray

an aerosolized form of oleoresins from capsicum, highly irritant to the skin and mucous membranes. It is used similarly to tear gas.

pepper spray

A chemical derived from chili peppers (capsaicin) that irritates the eyes, mucous membranes, and bronchi. It is commonly used by law enforcement personnel against individuals to help subdue and apprehend them.
See also: spray
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Interviewer: So they sprayed bear spray at a time when everyone is getting off the elevators to go home?
The state of Montana suggests quick access to bear spray and even carrying multiple canisters.
He said the spray was a heavy-duty version of pepper spray known as bear spray.
Instead, she claims an officer punched her in the head so hard her glasses flew off, sparking an escalating confrontation that ended with 40 arrests, six torched police vehicles, and RCMP allegations they found bombs, rifles and bear spray in the camp.
While I initially had a slug-loaded Mossberg 12-gauge strapped to my pack, I eventually relied mostly on bear spray.
According to park spokesman Nash, neither Wallace nor the Matayoshis were carrying either firearms or bear spray.
Pack your bear spray - there's going to be run-ins," said grizzly researcher Chuck Schwartz, from the US Geological Survey.
After taste-testing some Beluga whale soup and Caribou, Billy then heads north to meet a man who plays Scottish music on an accordion and gets a quick lesson in how to use a can of bear spray to ward off polar bears.
PepperPower Bear Spray to deter aggressive bears that may be encountered away from camp.
ADVENTURERS Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are arming themselves with bear spray in case of attack on their epic motorbike ride.
Just in case, it's a good idea to have personal defense items on hand, such as Sabre bear spray.
Sixth-grade teacher Linda Jackson suggested that the board consider allowing teachers to have a powerful pepper spray, known as bear spray, in their classrooms.