squeegee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v squeegee wipe with a squeegee "squeegee the windows"
    • n squeegee T-shaped cleaning implement with a rubber edge across the top; drawn across a surface to remove water (as in washing windows)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The single blade window cleaning squeegee was invented in 1936 by Ettore Sceccone and is still the most common form of commercial window cleaning today.
    • n Squeegee 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.
    • v. t Squeegee To smooth, clean, press, or treat with a squeegee; to squilgee.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n squeegee Nautical, same as squilgee.
    • n squeegee In photography, a stout strip of soft rubber set longitudinally in a wooden back which serves as a handle, and beyond which the rubber projects. It is used for expressing moisture from paper prints, for bringing a film into close contact with a glass or mount, etc., and is also made in the form of a roller of soft rubber, much resembling a printers' inking-roller.
    • squeegee To treat with a squeegee or squilgee.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Squeegee skwē′jē a wooden implement edged with rubber for clearing water away from decks, floors, windows, &c.: a photographer's roller for squeezing the moisture from a print—also Squil′gee
    • v.t Squeegee to smooth down with a squeegee
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Usage

In literature:

One asked me what I meant by coming aft all salt, like a head sea, making the deck wet after he'd squeegeed it down.
"Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger" by John Masefield
A small rubber squeegee such as photographers use is useful here.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
Camel's-hair brushes of various sizes, canvas and stretchers, a roller, and a squeegee, or presser, are also requisite.
"Little Folks" by Various
Now, boys, lay aft here with your squeegees, and give this poop a drying down!
"The Cruise of the "Esmeralda"" by Harry Collingwood
I've been wearing plain suits and a cap, same good old cap, always squeegee on my head.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
It can, in this state, be readily attached to the negative by squeegeeing.
"Photogravure" by Henry R. Blaney
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In news:

He used brooms and squeegees large enough to clean gymnasium courts.
The Workhorse Modular six-color/six-station manual screen printing press is designed for the printer who makes his living behind a squeegee.
Designed for small-area cleaning applications, the Clarke Vantage 14 battery micro scrubber has a fully adjustable rotating deck that includes an integrated squeegee for simultaneous clean and dry capabilities in all directions.
A squeegee man in action in New York last October.
While driving into Manhattan today around 11:30 am, I encountered something that I thought was long extinct from our streets: A squeegee man.
San Benito beer run ends with clerk beaten with squeegee .
0Three people are facing criminal charges after a beer run ended with a San Benito store clerk being beaten with a squeegee .
Three people are facing criminal charges after a beer run ended with a San Benito store clerk being beaten with a squeegee .
Lint Art, the Devil's Postpile and Birthplace of the Squeegee .
Prison Toilets, Squeegee History, and the Oldest Eatery in Hollywood.
Attitude Adjustment or Squeegee Adjustment.
COLUMBIA — Squeegee in hand, Ben Appleton takes a deep breath and begins.
Lint Art, the Devil's Postpile and Birthplace of the Squeegee.
You poured that stuff on my windshield on John J Delaney Drive, used a squeegee to remove the liquid and asked me for $3,500.
Here Mr Dominik and the sound mixer , Leslie Shatz, discuss their ideas for the audio, including how flash bulbs, squeegees and Norman Mailer worked their way into a beating sequence.
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