23:01 Feb 5, 2020
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Pharmaceuticals / snap-cap
English term or phrase: snap-cap
A snap cap is a device which is shaped like a standard firearm cartridge but contains no primer, propellant or projectile. It serves the same function as a dummy round, but different in that a dummy is usually made from a real cartridge with its propellant and primer removed (still has the projectile and the casing), while a snap cap is designed to be a fake cartridge from the very beginning.

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Romina Zaleski
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Sandra García Alonso



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Hola Romina:

The term "snap cap" is a generic trademark of the fake cartridge originally introduced by American firearm accessory brand A-Zoom® (now a subsidiary under Lyman Products Corp.), and is a word play on percussion cap. It is generally used to refer to any product made to perform the same purpose.[1]

Sandra García Alonso
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