squail

verb
\ ˈskwā(ə)l \

Definition of squail

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

squail

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of squail (Entry 2 of 2)

: a disk or counter used in the game of squails

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History and Etymology for squail

Verb

origin unknown

Noun

back-formation from squails

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“Squail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squail. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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