noun, plural quails, (especially collectively) quail.
Origin of quail1
Related formsquail·like, adjective
Definition for quail (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
Origin of quail2
Related formsun·quail·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for quail
The sound of birds, quail, even doe, make a wild grid of noise.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Deer, dove, and quail hunting is a right of passage in the Lone Star state.
Despite the lessons of the last four years, the banking sector in the U.K. is still too big to quail, let alone fail.Barclays, NatWest, LIBOR: Britain’s ‘Perfect Storm’ of Scandal|Peter Jukes|July 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At the Quail Hollow Tournament, he missed the cut, shooting a second round seven-over 79.
Oddly, Cheney would only manage to shoot a friend while quail hunting and, apparently, on the booze a bit too much.
He however only says that the two brothers quarrelled about a quail.
The eggs of this Quail differ somewhat in size, and also in ornamentation.Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States|Thomas G. Gentry
Jones fidgeted nervously about, and seemed to quail under my questioning eyes.
This formidable manoeuvre seemed to quail the courage of the chase a little.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. I of 2)|Michael Scott
The awful temporary power of registry office clerks, how they do make one quail!The Champagne Standard|Mrs. John Lane