spray gun


Definition of spray gun

: an apparatus resembling a gun for applying a substance (such as paint or insecticide) in the form of a spray

Examples of spray gun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The recalls stem from an issue with the spray gun not holding up to the intense water pressure that builds up in the system. Mike Wehner, BGR, 8 Apr. 2021 Pressure washers can feature an on-board detergent tank, which holds a cleaning solution that’s pressurized with the water and released through the spray gun with the touch of a switch. Mili Godio, NBC News, 8 Apr. 2021 The brand, Greenworks or Powerworks, appears on the side of the pressure washer spray gun. Mike Wehner, BGR, 8 Apr. 2021 My husband, who majored in industrial design and spent a fair amount of his time in college spray painting models, mastered the spray gun—after a few false starts. Margaux Lushing, House Beautiful, 3 Mar. 2021 The new colorants come in a powdered form that Cypris Materials says can be incorporated into manufacturing processes—added to paint in an automotive spray gun, for example, or mixed into nail polish. Meg Wilcox, Scientific American, 13 Nov. 2020 In the late 1950s, a spray gun that fired a cloud of poison cyanide gas was used by a former KGB agent to assassinate two Ukrainian nationalist leaders. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, 4 Oct. 2020 The spray gun looked sort of like a really cool Nerf dart gun. Dallas News, 22 Sep. 2020 The best coating is applied using an adjustable spray gun powered by an air compressor. Bryce M. Towsley, Outdoor Life, 13 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of spray gun

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Spray gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spray%20gun. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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