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water pistol

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noun
  1. a toy gun that shoots a stream of liquid.
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Origin of water pistol

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called water gun, squirt gun.
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Examples from the Web for water pistol

Historical Examples

  • I told Barrington also about the cherries and the torn clothes, and what a good appetite he had; and about the water-pistol.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 148, January 13th 1915

    Various

  • She had a water-pistol which, when properly charged, would propel a stream of water an unbelievable distance.

    Everyday Adventures

    Samuel Scoville


British Dictionary definitions for water pistol

water pistol

noun
  1. a toy pistol that squirts a stream of water or other liquidAlso called (US): water gun
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