1. the gallows.
|‘De Night before Larry was Stretch’d’ Irish Songster 4: When a boy was condemned to the Squeezer, / Would pop all de duds dat he had, / To help his comrade to a Sneezer.|
|‘The Night Before Larry Was Stretched’ in Musa Pedestris (1896) 79: When a friend was condemned to the squeezer.|
|Modern Flash Dict. 31: Squeezer – the drop at Newgate.|
|‘Night Before Larry Was Stretched’ in Dublin Comic Songster 185: When a friend was condemned to the squeezer.|
|Musa Pedestris (1896) 177: Until the squeezer nips your scrag, / Booze and the blowens cop the lot.‘Villon’s Straight Tip’ in Farmer|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
2. the neck.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
3. (US) a playing card.
|Bristol Magpie 26 Oct. 7/2: I’ve nothing more to do / Than don my last two guinea suit, with seventeen flaps in all, / And with a fourpenny ha’penny case of ‘squeezers’ do a crawl.|
|Mott Street Poker Club 5: ‘Him callee polkel,’ [...] replied Mr Hong-Lung, producing a pack of regulation squeezers.|
4. (W.I.) a pair of pince-nez spectacles.
|cited in Dict. Jam. Eng. (1980).|
5. (US black) a belt.
|Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive 54: You next lay one of those long ones with many links onto your squeezer, and hook it into your rathole.|
6. (UK Und.) a blackmailer [squeeze v. (2)].
|Anatomy of Crime 194: Squeezer: Blackmailer.|
7. (US campus) an untrustworthy person.
|Da Bomb [Internet] 26: Squeezer: A person who is not trust worthy.|
(US) to pressurize.
|Scene (1996) 213: He [...] we could go right to The Man and put squeezers on him.|