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squail

verb \ ˈskwā(ə)l \

Definition of squail

intransitive verb
dialectal, chiefly British :to throw a weighted stick (as at a bird or fruit on a tree)
  • squailed at the pears with short sticks
  • —Richard Jefferies
transitive verb
dialectal, chiefly British :to strike by throwing a stick

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Origin and Etymology of squail

origin unknown


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squail

noun \ " \

Definition of squail

plural -s
:a disk or counter used in the game of squails

Origin and Etymology of squail

back-formation from squails


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