What does the word squat mean?

Usage examples for squat

  1. After that date the figures were better, though short and squat. – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke
  2. As we plodded on, the faint cry of a wild- goose caused us to squat down suddenly behind a neighbouring bush, from which retreat we gazed round to see where our friends were. – Hudson Bay by R.M. Ballantyne