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Squat meaning

squat - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. sit on one's heels; " In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; " The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
  2. 2. The angel fish ( Squatina angelus).
  3. 3. To sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages squatted near the fire.
  4. 4. To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit.
  5. 5. To settle on another's land without title; also, to settle on common or public lands.
  6. 6. To bruise or make flat by a fall.
  7. 7. Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching.
  8. 8. Short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting.
  9. 9. The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the ground.
  10. 10. A sudden or crushing fall.
  11. 11. A small vein of ore.
  12. 12. A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar.
  13. 13. Squatter.
  14. 14. To sit on the hams or heels; settle on new land without title.

squat - examples of usage

  1. He could squat down tailor- fashion, as he had already done; but, in that posture the straps became so tightened, that to unbutton them was clearly out of the question.
  2. In an ordinary smoke- house, the opening should take the form either of a low jack- roof or of squat chimneys protected against rain.
  3. Calliope and I were resting from a racing walk up the hillside, where the squat brick Leading Church of Friendship overlooks the valley pastures and the village. - "Friendship Village", Zona Gale.
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