squeegee

[skwee-jee, skwee-jee]
noun
1.
an implement edged with rubber or the like, for removing water from windows after washing, sweeping water from wet decks, etc.
2.
a similar and smaller device, as for removing excess water from photographic negatives or prints or for forcing paint, ink, etc., through a porous surface, as in serigraphy.
verb (used with object), squeegeed, squeegeeing.
3.
to sweep, scrape, or press with or as if with a squeegee.
4.
to force (paint, ink, etc.) through a screen in making a silk-screen print.


Origin:
1835–45; originally a nautical term; of obscure origin

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squeegee or (less commonly) squilgee (ˈskwiːdʒiː)
 
n
1.  an implement with a rubber blade used for wiping away surplus water from a surface, such as a windowpane
2.  any of various similar devices used in photography for pressing the water out of wet prints or negatives or for squeezing prints onto a glazing surface
 
vb , -gees, -geeing, -geed
3.  to remove (water or other liquid) from (something) by use of a squeegee
4.  (tr) to press down (a photographic print, etc) with a squeegee
 
[C19: probably of imitative origin, influenced by squeeze]
 
squilgee or (less commonly) squilgee
 
n
 
vb
 
[C19: probably of imitative origin, influenced by squeeze]

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Word Origin & History

squeegee
"wooden scraping instrument with a rubber blade," 1844, a nautical word, perhaps from squeege "to press" (1782), an alteration of squeeze.
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Example sentences
If you miss, your screen becomes obscured with fruit pulp, although you have a
  limited-use squeegee with which to clear it away.
Use a padded squeegee handle that conforms to the shape of the hand, and widens
  the grip diameter.
Strike-off the sealant flush with the pavement surface using a squeegee or
  sealing shoe pressed firmly against the pavement.
To reduce dragout from the graphite tank, the facility increased the tension of
  the squeegee rollers.
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