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Squirt

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squirt

To drive or eject in a stream out of a narrow pipe or orifice; as, to squirt water. The hard-featured miscreant coolly rolled his tobacco in his cheek, and squirted the juice into the fire grate. (Sir W. Scott) Squirting cucumber.

(Science: botany) See ecballium.

Origin: Cf. LG. Swirtjen to squirt, OSw. Sqvatta, E. Squander.