Etymology
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swatter (n.)

"instrument for swatting flies," 1906, agent noun from swat (v.).

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Definitions of swatter
1
swatter (v.)
splash and flutter about in or as if in water;
She swattered about in the pool
2
swatter (n.)
an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects;
Synonyms: flyswatter / flyswat
From wordnet.princeton.edu