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peashooter

[pee-shoo-ter] /ˈpiˌʃu tər/
noun
1.
a tube through which dried peas, beans, or small pellets are blown, used as a toy.
Also called beanshooter.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; pea1 + shooter
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British Dictionary definitions for pea-shooter

peashooter

/ˈpiːˌʃuːtə/
noun
1.
a tube through which pellets such as dried peas are blown, used as a toy weapon
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Slang definitions & phrases for pea-shooter

pea-shooter

noun
  1. A firearm, esp one so called by a person who scorns its small caliber (1950s+)
  2. A fighter pilot or plane (WWII Army Air Force)

[fr a child's toy, a long tube through which he shoots peas, found by 1803]


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