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1. A T-shaped implement having a crosspiece edged with rubber or leather that is drawn across a surface to remove water, as in washing windows.
2. A similar implement or a rubber roller used in printing and photography.
tr.v. squee·geed, squee·gee·ing, squee·gees
To wipe or smooth with a squeegee.
[Perhaps from obsolete squeege, to press, alteration of squeeze.]
squeegee(ˈskwiːdʒiː) or less commonly
1. (Tools) an implement with a rubber blade used for wiping away surplus water from a surface, such as a windowpane
2. (Photography) any of various similar devices used in photography for pressing the water out of wet prints or negatives or for squeezing prints onto a glazing surface
vb, -gees, -geeing or -geed
3. (Tools) to remove (water or other liquid) from (something) by use of a squeegee
4. (Photography) (tr) to press down (a photographic print, etc) with a squeegee
[C19: probably of imitative origin, influenced by squeeze]
squee•gee(ˈskwi dʒi, skwiˈdʒi)
n., v. -geed, -gee•ing. n.
1. an implement edged with rubber or the like, for removing water from windows after washing, sweeping water from wet decks, etc.
2. a similar, smaller device, as for removing excess developer from photographic prints or for forcing paint, ink, etc., through a screen in serigraphy.v.t.
3. to sweep, scrape, or press with or as if with a squeegee.
[1835–45; orig. a nautical term; of obscure orig.]
Past participle: squeegeed
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|Noun||1.||squeegee - T-shaped cleaning implement with a rubber edge across the top; drawn across a surface to remove water (as in washing windows)|
|Verb||1.||squeegee - wipe with a squeegee; "squeegee the windows"|