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fly swatter

a device for killing flies, mosquitoes, and other insects, usually a square sheet of wire mesh attached to a long handle.
Origin of fly swatter
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The windows were open, and a standard piece of equipment seemed to be a fly swatter.
  • Dip a fly swatter in a pan of bubbles to make little ones, for example.
  • Of course have your fly swatter ready for the first arrivals.
  • Using flies as an example: a fly swatter and honey are both used to catch flies.

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