squelcher :

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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

  • As a top aide in Arkansas and on the campaign trail, she was the chief squelcher of controversy and scandal.
  • This hair-trigger efficiency has made him the nightclubs' deadliest squelcher of hecklers and a dangerous foe in a battle of wits.
  • Sir John, reporting to Parliament last week, produced no squelcher.

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