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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: T-shaped cleaning implement with a rubber edge across the top; drawn across a surface to remove water (as in washing windows) v
1: wipe with a squeegee; "squeegee the windows"

Merriam Webster's

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 small rubber roller with handle used by a photographer or lithographer II. transitive verb also squilgee (squeegeed; also squilgeed; squeegeeing; also squilgeeing) Date: 1883 to smooth, wipe, or treat with a squeegee

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a rubber-edged implement set on a long handle and used for cleaning windows, etc. 2 a small similar instrument or roller used in photography. --v.tr. (squeegees, squeegeed) treat with a squeegee. Etymology: squeege, strengthened form of SQUEEZE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Squeegee Squee"gee, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squeegeed; p. pr. & vb. n. Squeegeeing.] To smooth, press, or treat with a squeegee; to squilgee.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Squeegee Squee"gee, n. Same as Squilgee.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Squilgee Squil"gee, 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 squillgee, squillagee, squeegee.]



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