(Squinch) n. [Corrupted fr. sconce.] (Arch.) A small arch thrown across the corner of a
square room to support a superimposed mass, as where an octagonal spire or drum rests upon a square
tower; called also sconce, and sconcheon.
(Squin"sy) n. (Med.) See Quinsy. [Obs.]
(Squint) a. [Cf. D. schuinte a slope, schuin, schuinisch, sloping, oblique, schuins slopingly.
Cf. Askant, Askance, Asquint.]
1. Looking obliquely. Specifically (Med.), not having the optic axes coincident; said of the eyes. See
Squint, n., 2.
2. Fig.: Looking askance. "Squint suspicion." Milton.
(Squint), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Squinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Squinting.]
1. To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a furtive glance.
Some can squint when they will.Bacon.
2. (Med.) To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; to be cross-eyed.
3. To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.
(Squint), v. t.
1. To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely; as, to squint an eye.
2. To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes.
He . . . squints the eye, and makes the harelid.Shak.
1. The act or habit of squinting.
2. (Med.) A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes; strabismus.
3. (Arch.) Same as Hagioscope.
(Squint"er) n. One who squints.
(Squint"-eye`) n. An eye that squints. Spenser.
1. Having eyes that quint; having eyes with axes not coincident; cross-eyed.
2. Looking obliquely, or asquint; malignant; as, squint-eyed praise; squint-eyed jealousy.
(Squint`i*fe"go) a. Squinting. [Obs. & R.]
(Squint"ing) a. & n. from Squint, v. Squint"ing*ly, adv.