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2 dicționare găsite pentru squinch
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squinch \Squinch\ (skw[i^]nch), 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.
     [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  squinch
       n : a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls
           (usually to support a spire)
       v 1: crouch down
       2: draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they
          showed the slaughtering of the calf" [syn: flinch, funk,
           cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail]
       3: partly close one's eyes; "The children squinted to frighten
          each other" [syn: squint, cross one's eyes]

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