Origin of swatter
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Examples from the Web for swatter
When a swatter is convicted on federal charges, the typical sentence is five to 10 years, Kolbye said.Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus & Others Terrorized in Dangerous ‘Swatting’ Prank
Maria Elena Fernandez
October 5, 2012
Swatter—I see you are mentioned in one of the books just published.The New Pun Book
Thomas A. Brown and Thomas Joseph Carey
The player with the swatter runs on and places it in the hands of some other player.
One player carrying a swatter (belt, knotted towel, etc.), runs around outside of circle and places swatter in someone's hand.
Several leaves, tied to the end of a stick, are used as a swatter to catch fruit bats in flight: Caesalpinia nuga.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff
Killing enraged bees with a swatter or the end of a broom or plank was keen sport and one culled with knife edge excitement.The Land of Look Behind
Paul Cameron Brown
- a device for killing insects, esp a meshed flat attached to a handle
- a person who swats
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Word Origin and History for swatter
"instrument for swatting flies," 1917, agent noun from swat (v.).
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