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spray gun

a device consisting of a container from which paint or other liquid is sprayed through a nozzle by air pressure from a pump.
Also called squirt gun.
Origin of spray gun
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He checked the spray gun to determine how much had been used.

    Tangle Hold F. L. Wallace
  • Without orders he had the spray gun ready for action, on point and aimed at the bobbing machine heading toward them.

    Star Born Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for spray gun

spray gun

a device that sprays a fluid in a finely divided form by atomizing the fluid in an air jet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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