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squeegee

[skwee-jee, skwee-jee] /ˈskwi dʒi, skwiˈdʒi/
noun
1.
an implement edged with rubber or the like, for removing water from windows after washing, sweeping water from wet decks, etc.
2.
a similar and smaller device, as for removing excess water from photographic negatives or prints or for forcing paint, ink, etc., through a porous surface, as in serigraphy.
verb (used with object), squeegeed, squeegeeing.
3.
to sweep, scrape, or press with or as if with a squeegee.
4.
to force (paint, ink, etc.) through a screen in making a silk-screen print.
Origin of squeegee
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; originally a nautical term; of obscure origin
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squeegee

/ˈskwiːdʒiː/
noun
1.
an implement with a rubber blade used for wiping away surplus water from a surface, such as a windowpane
2.
any of various similar devices used in photography for pressing the water out of wet prints or negatives or for squeezing prints onto a glazing surface
verb -gees, -geeing, -geed
3.
to remove (water or other liquid) from (something) by use of a squeegee
4.
(transitive) to press down (a photographic print, etc) with a squeegee
Word Origin
C19: probably of imitative origin, influenced by squeeze
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Word Origin and History for squeegee
n.

"wooden scraping instrument with a rubber blade," 1844, a nautical word, perhaps from squeege "to press" (1782), an alteration of squeeze.

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