A fly swatter about to squash a bug.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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An implement used to kill flies or other insects, usually consisting of a piece of plastic or wire mesh attached to a long handle. Also called regionally fly swat.
Variant of swatter
- a person who swats
- a device, as of fine mesh on a handle, for swatting flies, etc.