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An example use of squib in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
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meanings of squib
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.
A similar device used to ignite an explosive or launch a rocket, etc.
A writer of lampoons.
A malfunction in which the fired projectile does not have enough force behind it to exit the barrel, and thus becomes stuck.
A sketched concept or visual solution, usually very quick and not too detailed.
A small firework that is intended to spew sparks rather than explode.
A short piece of witty writing; a lampoon.
A kind of slow match or safety fuse.
An unimportant, paltry, or mean-spirited person or thing.
In a legal casebook, a short summary of a legal action placed between more extensively quoted cases.
Any small firecracker sold to the general public, usually in special clusters designed to explode in series after a single master fuse is lit.
In special effects, a small explosive used to replicate a bullet hitting a surface.
The heating element used to set off the sodium azide pellets in a vehicle's airbag.
To throw squibs; to utter sarcastic or severe reflections; to contend in petty dispute.