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squirt gun

Origin of squirt gun
1795-1805, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Porky pulled out his check-book and begun to scribble with one of them squirt-gun pens.

    Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher Eleanor Gates
  • "I said not so," replied young Arvid, coolly sending a full charge from his squirt-gun straight up in air.

    Historic Boys Elbridge Streeter Brooks
  • "You'd better leave that squirt-gun with me," said Grandcourt.

    The Danger Mark Robert W. Chambers
  • "I ain't goin' to do nothin'," declared Hardy Atkins, carefully stowing his squirt-gun away.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for squirt-gun

squirt gun

(US & Canadian) another name for water pistol
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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