Definition of squeegee in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈskwiːdʒiː


  • 1A scraping implement with a rubber-edged blade set on a handle, typically used for cleaning windows.
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    • 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 rubber roller or small implement consisting of a strip of rubber set on a wooden frame, used especially in photography for squeezing water out of prints.
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    • 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 [as modifier] informal Denoting a person who cleans the windscreen of a car stopped in traffic and then demands payment from the driver: squeegee merchants at every road junction
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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)

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  • Clean or scrape 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.

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