squat

Part of speech: adjective

Short and thick.

Part of speech: noun

Squatter.

Part of speech: verb

To crouch in a sitting posture.

Part of speech: verb

To settle on a piece of land without right.

Part of speech: adjective

Being in a squatting position.

Part of speech: noun

A squaiting attitude.

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Usage examples "squat":

  1. After that date the figures were better, though short and squat. - "A Text-Book of the History of Painting", 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", R.M. Ballantyne.
  3. A squat, muscular figure, wearing the black- and- gold uniform of a Solar Guard, strode heavily into their line of vision. - "Treachery in Outer Space", Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman.