from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A toy consisting of a small tube through which dried peas or other pellets are blown.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A toy gun, consisting of a tube through which peas or small objects are blown.
  • n. Any small or ineffective gun.


pea +‎ shooter (Wiktionary)



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