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fly swatter

n.
An implement used to kill flies or other insects, usually consisting of a piece of plastic or wire mesh attached to a long handle.
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fly′ swat`ter

or fly′swat`ter,


n.
a device for killing insects, usu. a square sheet of wire or plastic mesh attached to a long handle.
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