fly swatter

or fly-swat·ter, fly·swat·ter


a device for killing flies, mosquitoes, and other insects, usually a square sheet of wire mesh attached to a long handle.

Nearby words

  1. fly river,
  2. fly rod,
  3. fly sheet,
  4. fly spray,
  5. fly swat,
  6. fly the coop,
  7. fly way,
  8. fly, flying,
  9. fly-by-light,
  10. fly-by-night

Origin of fly swatter

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019