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peashooter

[pee-shoo-ter]
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noun
  1. a tube through which dried peas, beans, or small pellets are blown, used as a toy.
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Origin of peashooter

First recorded in 1860–65; pea1 + shooter
Also called beanshooter.
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Examples from the Web for peashooter

Historical Examples

  • Like as not it would have hurt him as much as a peashooter might.

    The Outdoor Chums in the Forest

    Quincy Allen

  • He didn't use his peashooter going home, and spoke very little.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley


British Dictionary definitions for peashooter

peashooter

noun
  1. a tube through which pellets such as dried peas are blown, used as a toy weapon
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