Definition of Swatter

1. Noun. An implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects.

Exact synonyms: Flyswat, Flyswatter
Generic synonyms: Implement
Derivative terms: Swat



2. Verb. Splash and flutter about in or as if in water. "She swattered about in the pool"
Generic synonyms: Splash

Definition of Swatter

1. Noun. Something used to swat with. Short for a flyswatter. ¹

2. Noun. Someone who swats. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swatter

1. one that swats [n -S] - See also: swats

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swatter

swatches
swath
swathe
swathed
swather
swathers
swathes
swathier
swathiest
swathing
swathings
swaths
swathy
swats
swatted
swatter (current term)
swattered
swatters
swatting
swattings
swattle
sway
sway-backed
sway-bracing
sway-bracings
sway bar
sway bars
swayable
swayback
swaybacked

Literary usage of Swatter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Athletes All: Training, Organization, and Play by Walter Camp (1919)
"One man goes around the outside of the circle with a "swatter" in his hand, which may be an old glove, belt, or any convenient object. ..."

2. Mass Physical Training for Use in the Army and the Reserve Officers by Joseph Edward Raycroft (1920)
"One man, carrying swatter, runs around outside of circle and places the swatter ... The player with the swatter follows runner and swats him until he is in ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"To swatter, to spill or throw about water, аз geese and ducks do, ... A large collection, especially of small objects ; as, a swatter of bairns, ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"Sc. swatter, to dabble, also a large collection, especially of small things : ' a ... E. to squat, to splash ; to swatter, to spill or throw about water, ..."

5. The Red Dragon: The National Magazine of Wales edited by Charles Wilkins, James Harris (1885)
"... a swatter was intolerable, We used to cast our eyes askance upon him, treat him as an alien, who by some strange decree was with us, but not of us, ..."

6. Games and Play for School Morale: A Course of Graded Games for School and by Community Service, Inc, Mel Sheppard, Anna Vaughan (1921)
"runs around outside of circle and places swatter in someone's hand. ... The player with the swatter follows the runner and swats him until he is back in ..."

7. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"Sc. swatter, to dabble, also a large collection, especially of small things ... E. to squat, to splash; to swatter, to spill or throw about water, ..."

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