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swatter

[swot-er] /ˈswɒt ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that swats.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; swat1 + -er1
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Examples from the web for swatter
  • They in turn are often followed, swiftly, by a fly swatter.
  • All of a sudden, a giant appears and attempts to flatten the house with a fly swatter.
  • Killing individual spiders with a tissue or fly swatter is often adequate.
  • The windows were open, and a standard piece of equipment seemed to be a fly swatter.
  • Of course have your fly swatter ready for the first arrivals.
British Dictionary definitions for swatter

swatter

/ˈswɒtə/
noun
1.
a device for killing insects, esp a meshed flat attached to a handle
2.
a person who swats
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Word Origin and History for swatter
n.

"instrument for swatting flies," 1917, agent noun from swat (v.).

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