- a toy gun that shoots a stream of liquid.
Origin of water pistol
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for water pistol
I told Barrington also about the cherries and the torn clothes, and what a good appetite he had; and about the water-pistol.
She had a water-pistol which, when properly charged, would propel a stream of water an unbelievable distance.Everyday Adventures
- a toy pistol that squirts a stream of water or other liquidAlso called (US): water gun