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peashooter

[pee-shoo-ter] /ˈpiˌʃu tər/
noun
1.
a tube through which dried peas, beans, or small pellets are blown, used as a toy.
Also called beanshooter.
Origin of peashooter
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; pea1 + shooter
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  • Like as not it would have hurt him as much as a peashooter might.

  • He didn't use his peashooter going home, and spoke very little.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for peashooter

peashooter

/ˈpiːˌʃuːtə/
noun
1.
a tube through which pellets such as dried peas are blown, used as a toy weapon
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