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Definition of squails

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

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History and Etymology for squails

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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