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Meaning of SQUINCH

Pronunciation:  skwinch

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)
  2. [v]  partly close one's eyes; "The children squinted to frighten each other"
  3. [v]  draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
  4. [v]  crouch down
 

SQUINCH is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: cringe, cross one's eyes, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, squint, wince
 
 See Also: arch, bend, bow, crouch, grimace, make a face, move, pull a face, retract, shrink back, stoop, trumpet arch

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}.

 

 

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