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spray gun

a device consisting of a container from which paint or other liquid is sprayed through a nozzle by air pressure from a pump.
Also called squirt gun.
Origin of spray gun
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Carrying the wrapper and the spray-gun to an outside fireplace, he snapped his lighter to them and tossed them in.

    Police Operation H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for spray-gun

spray gun

a device that sprays a fluid in a finely divided form by atomizing the fluid in an air jet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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