- Rhymes: -eɪl
- (intransitive, historical) To throw weighted sticks at small animals.
- To throw anything about awkwardly or irregularly.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Southey to this entry?)
squail (plural squails)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for squail in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)