from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A similar implement or a rubber roller used in printing and photography.
- transitive v. To wipe or smooth with a squeegee.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. A person who cleans the windscreen of a vehicle stopped in traffic then demands payment from the driver.
- n. A tool used in silk-screen printing for forcing the ink through the stencil and thus printing the desired image.
- v. To clean with a squeegee.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Formerly, a small swab for drying a vessel's deck; now, a kind of scraper having a blade or edge of rubber or of leather, -- used for removing superfluous, water or other liquids, as from a vessel's deck after washing, from window panes, photographer's plates, etc.
- transitive v. To smooth, clean, press, or treat with a squeegee; to squilgee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, same as squilgee.
- n. In photography, a stout strip of soft rubber set longitudinally in a wooden back which serves as a handle, and beyond which the rubber projects.
- To treat with a squeegee or squilgee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. wipe with a squeegee
- n. T-shaped cleaning implement with a rubber edge across the top; drawn across a surface to remove water (as in washing windows)
Perhaps from obsolete squeege, to press, alteration of squeeze.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Possibly from squeege, an intensified variant of squeeze. Compare the earlier squill-gee, squillgee. (Wiktionary)