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
Recent Examples of flyswatter from the Web
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.
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First Known Use of flyswatter
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Definition of flyswatter for English Language Learners
: 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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