squirt gun


Definition of squirt gun

Examples of squirt gun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Water was rationed for the brushing of teeth and a method was devised of cleaning dishes off the back porch with a squirt gun. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 9 July 2021 While working on a heating and cooling device in the early 1980s, an accidental burst of water gave him an idea for a powerful version of a squirt gun. Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2021 Nicholas Volker is a short, blue-eyed 4-year-old who loves Batman and squirt gun fights and steak — on the rare occasions when he's not restricted to a feeding tube. Mark Johnson And Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Dec. 2010 He's seen spraying the squirt gun at his parishioners and food baskets. Christopher Brito, CBS News, 18 May 2020 Despite the attention, the squirt gun made its first and last appearance this year. Alec Snyder, CNN, 18 May 2020 Most years, millions of people from toddlers to the elderly throw powder at each other and play with water balloons and squirt guns. Fox News, 11 Mar. 2020 Thousands of years later, in 2016, Apple switched its lifelike revolver emoji for a bright green toy squirt gun, a move followed by other platforms, in a gesture to those working to reduce gun violence and accessibility. Isabel Kershner, New York Times, 22 Jan. 2020 According to the Gazette, police also found an ax and drug paraphernalia inside the home, along with two of Lokhi’s toy squirt guns. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of squirt gun

1803, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2021

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“Squirt gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirt%20gun. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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