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.