(noun) T-shaped cleaning implement with a rubber edge across the top; drawn across a surface to remove water (as in washing windows)


(verb) wipe with a squeegee; “squeegee the windows”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



squeegee (plural squeegees)

A tool consisting of a rubber or similar blade attached at a right angle to a handle, particularly

(nautical) A long-handled tool used on ships for swabbing the decks and spreading protective coatings. [1844]

Similar long-handled tools used for drying or leveling surfaces such as paths and roadways. [1884]

A short-handled tool, especially as used on car windshields and home windows. [1918]

A roller used to similar effect, particularly

(photography) A tool used to remove excess moisture from a print. [1878]

(historical) A street-cleaning machine consisting of a roller made of squeegee blades pulled by a horse.

(printing) A tool used to force the ink through the stencil in silk-screen printing.

(slang) A person who uses a squeegee, especially one who "cleans" the windshield of a car stopped at a traffic light and then demands payment. [1991]


squeegee (third-person singular simple present squeegees, present participle squeegeeing, simple past and past participle squeegeed)

(ambitransitive) To use a squeegee. [1883]

Usage notes

Sometimes used with prepositions such as out, down, together

Source: Wiktionary

Squee"gee, n.

Definition: Same as Squilgee.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

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(adverb) so as to shock the feelings; “One day, she lost her temper, completely, suddenly and, even to herself, shockingly”; “Suddenly, shockingly, the clergyman’s son was a desperado.”

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