any of several ten-armed cephalopods, as of the genera Loligo and Ommastrephes, having a slender body and a pair of rounded or triangular caudal fins and varying in length from 4–6 inches (10–15 centimeters) to 60–80 feet (18–24 meters).
Other definitions for SQUID (2 of 2)
superconducting quantum interference device: a device that senses minute changes in magnetic fields, used to indicate neural activity in the brain.
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How to use squid in a sentence
But now I see them as the giant vampire squid, the enemy of the independent bookstore.
For seafood try Clamman in Southhampton, proudly peddling tuna, bass, scallops, and squid all caught by local fishermen.The Hamptons Hot List: Where to Eat, What to Drink, and How to Get Your Beach on This Summer | Brandon Presser | May 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The 2008 financial crisis is usually attributed to vampire squid greed.
Kraken: The symbol of House Greyjoy of the Iron Islands, a giant squid in gold on a black field.
I, like many others, enjoy referring to the firm as “Vampire squid.”Goldman Sachs Executive Quits in a New York Times Piece, Did He Just Realize What Goldman Does? | Tunku Varadarajan | March 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Delancy caught it with one arm and a belly and passed it back through the door to squid Murphy who was standing just outside.
He was twisted around in the front seat, looking over the heads of squid Murphy and the two other gunsels in the back seat.
His gloved fingers closed on squid Murphy and the killer called Shiv simultaneously.
He cleared the roped guard and the two fallen hoods, landed lightly on the balls of his feet within a yard of squid Murphy.
Isn't that squid Murphy over there in the corner, trying to disguise himself as a corner of that safe?
British Dictionary definitions for squid (1 of 3)
any of various fast-moving pelagic cephalopod molluscs of the genera Loligo, Ommastrephes, etc, of most seas, having a torpedo-shaped body ranging from about 10 centimetres to 16.5 metres long and a pair of triangular tail fins: order Decapoda (decapods): See also cuttlefish
(intr) (of a parachute) to assume an elongated squidlike shape owing to excess air pressure
British Dictionary definitions for squid (2 of 3)
British slang a pound sterling
British Dictionary definitions for SQUID (3 of 3)
superconducting quantum interference device
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