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squinch

Pronunciation: (skwinch), [key]
— n. Archit.
  1. a small arch, corbeling, or the like, built across the interior angle between two walls, as in a square tower for supporting the side of a superimposed octagonal spire.

squinch

Pronunciation: (skwinch), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to contort (the features) or squint.
  2. to squeeze together or contract.
—v.i.
  1. to squeeze together or crouch down, as to fit into a smaller space.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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