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water pistol

noun
1.
a toy gun that shoots a stream of liquid.
Also called water gun, squirt gun.
Origin of water pistol
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • My hand flew to my pocket, but paused, even as it grasped the water pistol.

    The Princess Passes

    Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  • This was a water pistol, warranted to keep dogs at bay, in motoring.

    The Princess Passes

    Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for water pistol

water pistol

noun
1.
a toy pistol that squirts a stream of water or other liquid Also called (US) water gun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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