(sometimes attributive) A baby pigeon, dove, or chicken.
A baby rook.
A person of a short, fat figure.
A thick cushion, especially a flat one covering the seat of a chair or sofa.
The meat of such a baby bird used as food.
(obsolete) To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.
(transitive) To furnish with squabs, or cushions.
(transitive) To stuff thickly and sew through, the stitches being concealed by buttons, etc.
(US) Any small firecracker sold to the general public, usually in special clusters designed to explode in series after a single master fuse is lit.
(archaic except in idioms) An unimportant, paltry, or mean-spirited person.
(automotive) The heating element used to set off the sodium azide pellets in a vehicle's airbag.
(dated) A short piece of witty writing; a lampoon.
(dated) A writer of lampoons.
(film, theater) In special effects, a small explosive used to replicate a bullet hitting a surface.
(firearms) A malfunction in which the fired projectile does not have enough force behind it to exit the barrel, and thus becomes stuck.
(graphic design) A sketched concept or visual solution, usually very quick and not too detailed.
(law) In a legal casebook, a short summary of a legal action placed between more extensively quoted cases.
(linguistics) A short article, often published in journals, that introduces theoretically problematic empirical data or discusses an overlooked theoretical problem. In contrast to a typical article, a squib need not answer the questions that it poses.
(military) A small firework that is intended to spew sparks rather than explode.
(mining) A kind of slow match or safety fuse.
A similar device used to ignite an explosive or launch a rocket, etc.
(colloquial, dated, transitive, intransitive) To throw squibs; to utter sarcastic or severe reflections; to contend in petty dispute.