peashooter
noun Date: 1803 a toy blowgun that uses peas for projectiles

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  • peashooter — [pē′sho͞ot΄ər] n. a toy weapon consisting of a tube through which dried peas, etc. are blown …   English World dictionary

  • peashooter — /pee shooh teuhr/, n. a tube through which dried peas, beans, or small pellets are blown, used as a toy. Also called beanshooter. [1860 65; PEA1 + SHOOTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • peashooter — noun a) A toy gun, consisting of a tube through which peas or small objects are blown. b) Any small or ineffective gun …   Wiktionary

  • peashooter — Synonyms and related words: automatic, blowgun, blowpipe, firearm, flamethrower, gat, gun, handgun, heater, musket, piece, pistol, repeater, revolver, rifle, rod, sawed off shotgun, shooting iron, shotgun, six gun, six shooter …   Moby Thesaurus

  • peashooter — pea|shoot|er [ˈpi:ˌʃu:tə US ər] n a small tube used by children to blow small objects, especially dried ↑peas, at someone or something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peashooter — pea|shoot|er [ pi,ʃutər ] noun count a small tube that children use for blowing hard objects at someone or something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • peashooter — n. toy through which one blows dried peas or beans (similar to a blowgun) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • peashooter — noun (C) a small tube used by children to blow small objects, especially dried peas, at someone or something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • peashooter — pea•shoot•er [[t]ˈpiˌʃu tər[/t]] n. a tube through which dried peas, beans, or pellets are blown, used as a toy • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • peashooter — /ˈpiʃutə/ (say peeshoohtuh) noun a tube through which dried peas are blown, as by children. {pea1 + shooter} …   Australian English dictionary

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