water pistol


Definition of water pistol

: a toy pistol designed to squirt a jet of liquid

called also water gun, squirt gun

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However, shortly after, Apple then made the decision to change the pistol emoji to a bright green water pistol. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Twitter’s new emoji update ditches the pistol in favor of a water gun," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of water pistol

1797, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of water pistol

: a toy pistol that shoots a stream of water

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