1. [syn: squash, squash racquets, squash rackets]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Squash \Squash\, n.
1. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe
pod of pease.
Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a
boy; as a squash is before 't is a peascod. --Shak.
2. Hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt.
"This squash, this gentleman." --Shak.
3. A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft
My fall was stopped by a terrible squash. --Swift.
4. A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with
soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets; -- called
also squash rackets.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players
who strike the ball with long-handled rackets [syn:
squash, squash racquets, squash rackets]