What is squat?

  • (adj): Short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature.
    Example: "A little church with a squat tower"
    Synonyms: chunky, dumpy, low-set, squatty, stumpy
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Burpee (exercise)
... The burpee, also known as the squat thrust, is a full body exercise used in strength training and as aerobic exercise ... Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground ... (count 2) Immediately return your feet to the squat position, while simultaneously pushing "up" with your arms ...
Art Wash - Squat'art
... In 2001 and 2002 Art Wash staged a two weeks workshop - Squat’art ... The idea behind Squat’art was to promote young artists who did not have the possibility of exhibiting in commercial galleries ... The first Squat'art took place in Bali in January 2001 and involved more than twenty artists ...
Squat Effect
... The squat effect is the hydrodynamic phenomenon by which a vessel moving quickly through shallow water creates an area of lowered pressure that causes the ship to be closer ... This squat effect results from a combination of (vertical) sinkage and a change of trim that may cause the vessel to dip towards the stern or towards the bow ... Squat effect is approximately proportional to the square of the speed of the ship ...
Squat - In Science
... Squat effect, in hydrodynamics Bob and squat, the pitching motion of automobile and bicycle suspensions when under acceleration i.e ...
C-Squat - History
... described the situation that gave birth to many of New York's squats, including C Squat, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, "In the 1970s, scores of landlords walked away from old tenement ... In 2002, the government of New York City granted ownership of 11 squats on the Lower East Side, including C Squat, to the Urban Homesteading ... The twelfth squat mentioned above elected not to participate in the UHAB process, and its residents are suing for ownership under adverse possession ...

More definitions of "squat":

  • (noun): Exercising by repeatedly assuming a squatting position; strengthens the leg muscles.
    Synonyms: knee bend, squatting
  • (adj): Having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground.
    Synonyms: underslung
  • (noun): The act of assuming or maintaining a squatting position.
    Synonyms: squatting
  • (verb): Be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide.
    Example: "The building squatted low"
  • (verb): Occupy (a dwelling) illegally.

Famous quotes containing the word squat:

    It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under some massive tomb, thereby to shun the strokes of fortune.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    The squat pen rests.
    I’ll dig with it.
    Seamus Heaney (b. 1939)