Squat snipe(Zoöl.), the jacksnipe; — called also squatter. [Local, U.S.]

(Squat"er*ole) n. (Zoöl.) The black-bellied plover.

ex + coactare to constrain, from cogere, coactum, to compel. Cf. Cogent, Squat, v. i.] To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.

(Squash), n.

1. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease.

Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a boy; as a squash is before 't is a peascod.

2. Hence, something unripe or soft; — used in contempt. "This squash, this gentleman." Shak.

3. A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies. Arbuthnot.

My fall was stopped by a terrible squash.

(Squash"er) n. One who, or that which, squashes.

(Squash"i*ness) n. The quality or state of being squashy, or soft.

(Squash"y) a. Easily squashed; soft.

(Squat) n. (Zoöl.) The angel fish

(Squat), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Squatted; p. pr. & vb. n. Squatting.] [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

1. To sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages squatted near the fire.

2. To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit.

3. To settle on another's land without title; also, to settle on common or public lands.

(Squat), v. t. To bruise or make flat by a fall. [Obs.]

(Squat), a.

1. Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching.

Him there they found,
Squat like a toad, close at the ear of Eve.

2. Short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting. "The round, squat turret." R. Browning.

The head [of the squill insect] is broad and squat.

(Squat), n.

1. The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the ground.

2. A sudden or crushing fall. [Obs.] erbert.

3. (Mining) (a) A small vein of ore. (b) A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar. Halliwell. Woodward.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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