squinch

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Noun[edit]

squinch ‎(plural squinches)

  1. (architecture) A structure constructed between two adjacent walls to aid in the transition from a polygonal to a circular structure; as when a dome is constructed on top of a square room.

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Verb[edit]

squinch ‎(third-person singular simple present squinches, present participle squinching, simple past and past participle squinched)

  1. to scrunch up (one's face)
    • 2008 March 15, Gail Collins, “George Speaks, Badly”, New York Times:
      The president squinched his face and bit his lip and seemed too antsy to stand still.