Definitions

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  • n. One who, or that which, squelches.

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  • n. a crushing remark
  • n. an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise

Etymologies

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squelch +‎ -er

Examples

  • Daddy lit his big old meerschaum -- the 'squelcher' Jinny called it, because of its noise -- and mooned about the room, making remarks on literature or politics, while Mother picked a work-basket cleverly from a dangerously overloaded shelf, and prepared to mend and sew.

    A Prisoner in Fairyland

  • It may be the European system, which still has mandatory retirement (at 65 or 67), that is the idea-squelcher.

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • Question: Do you think that Lori Andreachuk, squelcher of religious expression, harasser of the clergy, censor of the press, knows that the first words in our Charter of Rights are "Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law"?

    Trial by... divorce lawyer? Nurse? Alderman? - Ezra Levant

  • On this count alone, a reasonable individual might conclude that this blog is a time-eating squelcher of fiction.

    March 24th, 2005

  • This is not an opener of discussion but a squelcher of it.

    American Pastoral

  • This should have been a squelcher, but it was not.

    Mary-'Gusta

  • Dennison had established in the northern suburb of Columbus and had named in honor of the first squelcher of secessionism.

    Military Reminiscences of the Civil War, Volume 1 April 1861-November 1863

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    Rational Review

  • This defect likely has to do with our materialism, which can be a great squelcher of introspection and ethical balance; our accustomed perch on what we think is western civilization’s peak; our having escaped the fate of so many other nations conquered or partly laid waste by external enemies, as well as other factors I suppose.

    Palin Thinks US Is Now at War With Iran « Antiwar.com Blog

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