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View synonyms for water pistol

water pistol

noun

  1. a toy gun that shoots a stream of liquid.


water pistol

noun

  1. a toy pistol that squirts a stream of water or other liquid Also called (US)water gun


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Word History and Origins

Origin of water pistol1

First recorded in 1900–05
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Example Sentences

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

This was a water pistol, warranted to keep dogs at bay, in motoring.

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

My hand flew to my pocket, but paused, even as it grasped the water pistol.

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