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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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Related Words for peashooter

piece, rifle, cannon, pistol, shotgun, revolver, mortar, hardware, handgun, ordnance, musket, rod, difference, equalizer, Uzi, howitzer, persuader, blaster, magnum, flintlock

Examples from the Web for peashooter

Historical Examples of peashooter

  • 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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