[ skwee-jee, skwee-jee ]
/ ˈskwi dʒi, skwiˈdʒi /
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.
verb (used with object), squee·geed, squee·gee·ing.
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.
Words nearby squeegee
Origin of squeegee
First recorded in 1835–45; originally a nautical term; of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for squeegeed
Aristo prints can be mounted direct from the ferrotype plate or the ground-glass to which they have been squeegeed to dry.
One asked me what I meant by coming aft all salt, like a head sea, making the deck wet after he'd squeegeed it down.Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger|John Masefield
British Dictionary definitions for squeegeed
less commonly squilgee
/ (ˈskwiːdʒiː) /
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
verb -gees, -geeing or -geed
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
C19: probably of imitative origin, influenced by squeeze
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