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peashooter

Syllabification: pea·shoot·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpēˌSHo͞odər
 
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Definition of peashooter in English:

noun

A toy weapon consisting of a small tube that is blown through in order to shoot out dried peas.
Example sentences
  • In awe of your older brother Dane, you shot a pea-shooter at his horse, causing it to throw him and inflict injuries from which he later died.
  • I'd have got a Bic biro and chewed up bits of paper and spat them through the pen at him like an old pea-shooter.
  • He's reciting Shakespeare in a talent show but he can't seem to get his lines out - because the gang's pelting him with pea-shooters!

Words that rhyme with peashooter

six-shooter

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