squash rackets
Squash Squash, n. 1. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease. [1913 Webster]

Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a boy; as a squash is before 't is a peascod. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt. ``This squash, this gentleman.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

My fall was stopped by a terrible squash. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

4. A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets; -- called also {squash rackets}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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