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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The construction boss had told me to mark the perimeter the bulldozer was to take, and so armed with my GPS, a roll of surveyors tape, the bear spray and a long buck knife in my rubber boots, I was soon swallowed by the trees.
The bear spray Sonya used on him also sometimes while they helplessly watched.
Interviewer: So they sprayed bear spray at a time when everyone is getting off the elevators to go home?
Otter tried to get a rock or his bear spray to fight back.
McGregor and Boorman are going on the trip armed with bear spray in case of attack by wild animals.
DARING double act Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are arming themselves with bear spray in case of attack on an epic motorbike adventure.
The bunny-hugger crowd tell us to shout, scream, blow whistles, or carry OC bear spray.
Some weirder responses to the survey also included: a samurai sword, a gas mask, a Chinese red lantern and bear spray - evidently expecting some wild board meetings
Bear spray is illegal in the UK but can be bought from outdoor shops on arrival in the US or Canada.
In big bear country, stay alert, avoid presenting a target, and carry bear spray.
I carry bear spray and screamed I would spray his dogs if he didn't leash them immediately.