Meaning of “peashooter” in the English Dictionary

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"peashooter" in British English

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peashooternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpiːˌʃuː.tər/ us /ˈpiːˌʃuː.t̬ɚ/

a long, thin tube through which small objects, especially dried peas, can be blown in order to hit something

US a small weapon, especially a gun, that is not very effective

(Definition of “peashooter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)