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squirt gun

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noun
  1. spray gun.
  2. water pistol.

Origin of squirt gun

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for squirt gun

Historical Examples

  • "You'd better leave that squirt-gun with me," said Grandcourt.

    The Danger Mark

    Robert W. Chambers

  • "I ain't goin' to do nothin'," declared Hardy Atkins, carefully stowing his squirt-gun away.

    Bat Wing Bowles

    Dane Coolidge

  • "I said not so," replied young Arvid, coolly sending a full charge from his squirt-gun straight up in air.

    Historic Boys

    Elbridge Streeter Brooks

  • Porky pulled out his check-book and begun to scribble with one of them squirt-gun pens.


British Dictionary definitions for squirt gun

squirt gun

noun
  1. US and Canadian another name for water pistol
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