- a -shaped tool with a blade of rubber, etc. set across the handle, used to scrape water from a flat surface, as in washing windows
- a tool with a rubber blade, roller, etc. used to remove surface liquid, apply ink, etc.
Origin of squeegeeprobably from squeege, intensive form of squeeze
transitive verb-·geed, -·gee·ing
- 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.
- A similar implement or a rubber roller used in printing and photography.
transitive verbsquee·geed, squee·gee·ing, squee·gees
Origin of squeegeePerhaps from obsolete squeege to press alteration of squeeze
- A tool consisting of a rubber blade at right angles to a handle, used for spreading, pushing or wiping liquid material on, across or off a surface, especially when cleaning glass, eg the windscreen of a vehicle or a shop window, to remove soapy water.
- (slang) A person who cleans the windscreen of a vehicle stopped in traffic then demands payment from the driver.
- (printing) A tool used in silk-screen printing for forcing the ink through the stencil and thus printing the desired image.
(third-person singular simple present squeegees, present participle squeegeeing, simple past and past participle squeegeed)
- To clean with a squeegee.