pea·​shoot·​er ˈpē-ˌshü-tər How to pronounce peashooter (audio)
: a toy blowgun that uses peas for projectiles

Examples of peashooter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Depending upon backup as a ransomware protection solution is like using a peashooter against a nuclear attack. Yuen Pin Yeap, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peashooter was in 1782

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“Peashooter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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