Squat, v. t. To bruise or make flat
by a fall. [Obs.]
Squat, a. 1.
Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground;
Him there they found,
Squat like a toad, close at the ear of Eve.
2. Short and thick, like the figure of an
animal squatting. "The round, squat turret." R.
The head [of the squill insect] is broad and
Squat, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Squatted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Squatting.] [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater,
esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr.
L. ex + coactus, p. p. cogere to drive or urge
together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]
1. To sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the
savages squatted near the fire.
2. To sit close to the ground; to cower; to
stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or
3. To settle on another's land without title;
also, to settle on common or public lands.
Squat (?), n. (Zoöl.)
The angel fish (Squatina angelus).
Squat, n. 1. The
posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the
2. A sudden or crushing fall. [Obs.]
3. (Mining) (a) A small
vein of ore. (b) A mineral consisting of
tin ore and spar. Halliwell. Woodward.
Squat snipe (Zoöl.), the
jacksnipe; -- called also squatter. [Local, U.S.]