squails

noun plural but singular in construction

-lz
: a game in which disks are driven or snapped from the edge of a table or board at a mark in the center

Word History

Etymology

probably alteration (influenced by squail entry 1) of obsolete English skayles a form of skittles or ninepins, alteration (probably influenced by English skittles) of Middle English kayles kails

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“Squails.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squails. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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