pea-shoot

verb

Definition of pea-shoot

transitive verb

: to shoot peas at pea-shooting pigeons from an attic window

intransitive verb

: to shoot with a peashooter

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History and Etymology for pea-shoot

back-formation from peashooter

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“Pea-shoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pea-shoot. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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