Definitions for "Quaker gun"
Keywords:  deceive, artillery, gun, cannon, enemy
An imitation gun usually fashioned from wood.
(n.) Not really a gun at all. During the War of Northern Aggression (known in some parts as the Civil War), both sides would take tree trunks, paint them black, and position them so that they appeared to be artillery pieces. By doing so, they could fool the other side into believing that they had more artillery than they really did.
a dummy gun or piece of artillery made usually of wood