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Squint meaning

squint - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. To have an indirect bearing, reference, or implication; to have an allusion to, or inclination towards, something.
  2. 2. Looking obliquely. Specifically ( Med.), not having the optic axes coincident; -- said of the eyes. See Squint, n., 2.
  3. 3. Fig.: Looking askance.
  4. 4. To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a furtive glance.
  5. 5. To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; -- to be cross- eyed.
  6. 6. To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.
  7. 7. To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely; as, to squint an eye.
  8. 8. To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes.
  9. 9. The act or habit of squinting.
  10. 10. A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes; strabismus.
  11. 11. Same as Hagioscope.
  12. 12. An oblique look; distortion of vision.
  13. 13. To look obliquely; have the eyes distorted.

squint - examples of usage

  1. One of the fellows, with long black hair and bushy beard,- a hideous squint adding to the ferocity of his appearance,- advanced with a horse- pistol in one hand, the other outstretched as if to seize the major's rein. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. His son Zeb, a lumbering, uncouth- looking lad of about eighteen, with a pronounced squint, leaped from the craft as it was beached, and seized hold of the frayed painter preparatory to dragging her farther up the beach. - "The Boy Aviators' Flight for a Fortune", Wilbur Lawton.
  3. A squint out o' th' tail o' yer eye at what McGuckin carries in front ov 'im wud tell ye betther if ye had th' wits to obsarve." - "My Lady of the Chimney Corner", Alexander Irvine.
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