Pronunciation Noun

squid (plural squids)

  1. Any of several carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks, of the order Teuthida, having a mantle, eight arms, and a pair of tentacles
  2. A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.
  3. (US, military, slang, mildly, pejorative) A sailor in the Navy.
  4. (UK, slang, humorous, rare) A quid; one pound sterling.
    Can you lend me five squid? I feel like a bacon sarnie.
Translations Verb

squid (squids, present participle squidding; past and past participle squidded)

  1. (angling) To fish with the kind of hook called a squid.
  2. (parachuting) To cause squidding an improper, partial, parachute inflation, that results in the sides of the parachute folding in on the center, and pulsating back and forth.

squid (plural squids)

  1. (slang, motorcycling, pejorative) A motorcyclist, especially a sport biker, characterized by reckless riding and lack of protective gear.
    "In my mind, a street squid is anyone who races on the street. Period."1
    "squid: a cocky motorcyclist who darts very aggressively through traffic"2

Pronunciation Noun

squid (plural squids)

  1. Acronym of superconducting quantum interference device, a sensor that uses certain quantum effects to detect small magnetic fields.

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