Squeegee
Squeegee Squee"gee (skw[=e]"j[-e]), n. Formerly, a small swab for drying a vessel's deck; now, a kind of scraper having a blade or edge of rubber or of leather, -- used for removing superfluous, water or other liquids, as from a vessel's deck after washing, from window panes, photographer's plates, etc. [Written also {squilgee}, {squillagee}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Squeegee — est un groupe de rap français, originaire de Besançon, composé de 4 membres : Jean Louis Tilburg (Chant/Rap, auteur producteur), Milton Mac Alpine (Rap/Chant, auteur), Florent Prabel (Producteur, ingénieur du son) Fabrice Guillaume… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Squeegee — Squee gee, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squeegeed} (skw[=e] j[=e]d; skw[=e]*j[=e]d ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squeegeeing} (skw[=e] j[=e]*[i^]ng; skw[=e]*j[=e] [i^]ng).] To smooth, clean, press, or treat with a squeegee; to squilgee. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squeegee — ► NOUN ▪ a scraping implement with a rubber edged blade, typically used for cleaning windows. ► VERB (squeegees, squeegeed, squeegeeing) ▪ clean or scrape with a squeegee. ORIGIN from archaic squeege «to press», from SQUEEZE(Cf. ↑squeeze …   English terms dictionary

  • squeegee — [skwē′jē] n. [prob. < squeege, intens. form of SQUEEZE] 1. a T shaped tool with a blade of rubber, etc. set across the handle, used to scrape water from a flat surface, as in washing windows 2. a tool with a rubber blade, roller, etc. used to… …   English World dictionary

  • squeegee — wooden scraping instrument with a rubber blade, 1844, a nautical word, perhaps from squeege to press (1782), an alteration of SQUEEZE (Cf. squeeze) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Squeegee — A squeegee or squilgee is an onomatopoetically named tool with a flat, smooth rubber blade, used to remove or control the flow of liquid on a flat surface. It is used for cleaning and in printing.The original squilgee was a long handled, wooden… …   Wikipedia

  • squeegee — UK [ˈskwiːdʒiː] / US [ˈskwɪdʒɪ] noun [countable] Word forms squeegee : singular squeegee plural squeegees an object used for cleaning windows, consisting of a short handle with a rubber blade …   English dictionary

  • squeegee — Squilgee Squil gee (skw[i^]l j[ e]), n. Formerly, a small swab for drying a vessel s deck; now, a kind of scraper having a blade or edge of rubber or of leather, used for removing superfluous water or other liquids, as from a vessel s deck after… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squeegee — I. noun also squilgee Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1844 a blade of leather or rubber set on a handle and used for spreading, pushing, or wiping liquid material on, across, or off a surface (as a window); also a smaller similar device or a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • squeegee — /skwee jee, skwee jee /, n., v., squeegeed, squeegeeing. n. 1. an implement edged with rubber or the like, for removing water from windows after washing, sweeping water from wet decks, etc. 2. a similar and smaller device, as for removing excess… …   Universalium

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