- an implement edged with rubber or the like, for removing water from windows after washing, sweeping water from wet decks, etc.
- a similar and smaller device, as for removing excess water from photographic negatives or prints or for forcing paint, ink, etc., through a porous surface, as in serigraphy.
- to sweep, scrape, or press with or as if with a squeegee.
- to force (paint, ink, etc.) through a screen in making a silk-screen print.
Origin of squeegee
Related Words for squeegeesponge, towel, wipe, dab, swab, squeegee, sweeper, pat, rub, wash, dust, polish
Examples from the Web for squeegee
Contemporary Examples of squeegee
So whenever it rained, we had to pull over every two miles and take a squeegee to it.Chris Colfer on ‘Struck by Lightning,’ Secret Boyfriends, and Girl Fans
January 11, 2013
Historical Examples of squeegee
Lift the print and lay it on the card-mount, and rub down with squeegee as directed.
Lay a piece of tissue-paper over the face of the print, and rub the squeegee over it lightly.
If one has no squeegee, a smooth glass bottle answers well for small prints.
At intervals it can be thoroughly washed with a hose, and all surplus water removed immediately with a squeegee.Industrial Cuba
Robert P. Porter
Lay a piece of tissue-paper over the face of the mount and roll the print smooth with a squeegee.
less commonly squilgee
- an implement with a rubber blade used for wiping away surplus water from a surface, such as a windowpane
- any of various similar devices used in photography for pressing the water out of wet prints or negatives or for squeezing prints onto a glazing surface
- to remove (water or other liquid) from (something) by use of a squeegee
- (tr) to press down (a photographic print, etc) with a squeegee
Word Origin for squeegee
Word Origin and History for squeegee
"wooden scraping instrument with a rubber blade," 1844, a nautical word, perhaps from squeege "to press" (1782), an alteration of squeeze.