adj. Looking obliquely. Specifically (Med.), not having the optic axes coincident; - said of the eyes. See Squint, n. Fig.: Looking askance.
- vb. To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a furtive glance. (Med.) To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; - to be cross-eyed. To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.
- vb. To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely; as, to squint an eye. To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes.
- n. The act or habit of squinting. (Med.) A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes; strabismus. (Arch.) Same as Hagioscope. (Eccl.) The hole cut in a wall or through a pier to allow a view of the high altar from a place where it would not otherwise possible.