squinch

Primary Meanings of squinch

1.
n
a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)
2.
v
cross one's eyes as if in strabismus
Full Definitions of squinch
1

n a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)

Types:
trumpet arch
a conical squinch
Type of:
arch
(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
2

v cross one's eyes as if in strabismus

Synonyms:
squint
Type of:
grimace, make a face, pull a face
contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

v crouch down

Type of:
bend, bow, crouch, stoop
bend one's back forward from the waist on down

v draw back, as with fear or pain

Synonyms:
cringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, wince
Types:
retract, shrink back
pull away from a source of disgust or fear
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

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