squasher

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

squash +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

squasher (plural squashers)

  1. One who, or that which, squashes.
    • 1996, T William Boxx, Gary M Quinlivan, Culture in crisis and the renewal of civil life
      It is in this sense that television, the great reducer, the great squasher of high hearts and innocence, is a depressing cultural voice.
    • 2009, Sigrid Schmalzer, The People's Peking Man (page 81)
      Whatever their feelings about the state's heavy-handed blows on idealist scientific writings, they appear to have remained committed to their roles as squashers of superstition.

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