Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To clean out with a swab.

Part of speech: noun

A soft substance on the end of a handle, for cleaning.

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Usage examples "swab":

  1. To- morrow morning I'm going to put a pair of overalls on you, arm you with a tin can and a swab, and set you to greasing the skidways. - "The Valley of the Giants", Peter B. Kyne.
  2. And like as not this swab Henkel may get wiped out before he has the chance of doing him down. - "On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles", Thomas Charles Bridges.
  3. Hosy will swab 'em out." - "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop", Hamlin Garland.