1A scraping implement with a rubber-edged blade set on a handle, typically used for cleaning windows.
- If we have a two-story house for instance, the windows and side walls will call for a squeegee with a long handle.
- He placed me in a basket as he grabbed a squeegee and proceeded to clean the windows on the tower.
- It comes with a squeegee handle with two interchangeable rubber blades for steam cleaning soapy residue off glass shower doors;
1.1A small roller or implement similar to a squeegee used especially in photography for squeezing water out of prints.
- If dry spots are noted, add water under the blanket with a small diameter hose or by using a roller squeegee to move the water around until the entire blanket has become translucent.
- Use 18-inch rollers or V-notch squeegees for epoxy primers.
- In either case, you will find it necessary to remove the print from the developer and squeegee it for the solarization exposure.
1.2 [usually as modifier] informal A person who cleans the windshield of a car stopped in traffic and then demands payment from the driver: squeegee guys at every corner the squeegees wait at busy intersections
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- It also forbids squeegee kids from standing in roads and begging drivers for money.
- Approached by a squeegee merchant at a set of traffic lights, we let him quickly clean the (almost opaque) windscreen.
- Now let me tell you that the original person who reported this incident was not a squeegee boy, I am not a squeegee boy, and the person kidnapped/arrested was not a squeegee boy.
verb (squeegees, squeegeeing, squeegeed)[with object]
Clean or scrape (something) with a squeegee: squeegee the shower doors while the surfaces are still wet
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- He applied paint - thick strokes and overlapping thinner washes - to bare canvas and squeegeed it around.
- But definitely by the time Larry Brown had finished his postgame whining, it was as clear as a freshly squeegeed backboard: Someone forgot to tell the Pacers that they're supposed to be honing their golf games by now.
- We began by sweeping, then squeegeeing the water to a small drain, but this was not the complete solution to our problem.
Mid 19th century: from archaic squeege 'to press', strengthened form of squeeze.
Words that rhyme with squeegeeFiji, gee-gee
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