Definitions for: Squinch

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

Webster (1913) 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

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

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