swatter


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swat·ter

 (swŏt′ər)
n.
1. A fly swatter.
2. Baseball A hard-hitting batter.

swatter

(ˈswɒtə)
n
1. (Tools) a device for killing insects, esp a square mesh attached to a handle
2. a person who swats

swat•ter

(ˈswɒt ər)

n.
1. one that swats.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swatter - an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handleswatter - an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
Verb1.swatter - splash and flutter about in or as if in water; "She swattered about in the pool"
splash - strike and dash about in a liquid; "The boys splashed around in the pool"
Translations

swatter

[ˈswɒtəʳ] Npalmeta f matamoscas

swatter

[ˈswɒtər] n (also fly swatter) → tapette f

swatter

n (= fly swatter)Fliegenklatsche f

swatter

[ˈswɒtəʳ] n (also fly swatter) → acchiappamosche m inv
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It seems hard to believe, but you might want to put away your bug swatter if you encounter any of the pests called into duty recently by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
He is said to be a prolific swatter, meaning he makes false alerts to local authorities in order to scare specific people by sending police to their homes.
Jump, roll, fly and use your swatter to squash those cheeky cockroaches
Thumb Bugs are Imaginary little creatures that won t have your mother getting out her fly swatter or her shoe to get rid of them.
To counteract a fly's reaction speed, the attempt should be made in the morning when the cool air makes it more sluggish than usual and a fly swatter should be used instead of a traditional rolled up newspaper, to reduce the change in air pressure.
From there she got the dog nudging a fly swatter, then a pad of Post It notes, occasionally using a smear of peanut butter to focus its attention.
Instead of waging a counterattack with a miniature fly swatter, you can take a simpler avenue to keep these annoying pests under control.
I have a little fly swatter, sir, and you will get flattened.
For spraying is so undignified As we drop with a gyrating dance; A swatter is generally quicker, And it gives us a fighting chance.
In one recent case, a convicted swatter was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison, Agent Brown said.
Chibnall beat them with her fists, bamboo sticks and an electric fly swatter if they did not have homework.
I fear in years to come Fern's delicate insects will look like they've been squashed with fly swatter.