spray gun


a device consisting of a container from which paint or other liquid is sprayed through a nozzle by air pressure from a pump.

Origin of spray gun

First recorded in 1925–30
Also called squirt gun.
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Examples from the Web for spray gun

Historical Examples of spray gun

  • Carrying the wrapper and the spray-gun to an outside fireplace, he snapped his lighter to them and tossed them in.

    Police Operation

    H. Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for spray gun

spray gun


a device that sprays a fluid in a finely divided form by atomizing the fluid in an air jet
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