flyswatter

noun
fly·​swat·​ter | \ˈflī-ˌswä-tər \

Definition of flyswatter 

: a device for killing insects that consists of a flat piece of perforated rubber or plastic or fine-mesh wire netting attached to a handle

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Childhood family vacations meant the battered old station wagon, replete with backseat sibling brawls and Mom wielding the flyswatter of road-weary justice from up front. Craig Bicknell, WIRED, "Quixtar, But Not Quick Bucks," 13 Apr. 2000

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First Known Use of flyswatter

1917, in the meaning defined above

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flyswatter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flyswatter

: a device used for killing flies and other insects that consists of a flat piece of plastic or other material attached to a handle

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