, n. 1. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease.
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Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a boy; as a squash is before 't is a peascod.
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2. Hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt. "This squash, this gentleman." Shak.
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3. A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies. Arbuthnot.
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My fall was stopped by a terrible squash.
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4. A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets; -- called also squash rackets.


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