General English


  • A small oblique opening in an interior wall of a medieval church to allow a view of the high altar from the aisles.


  • The angle between the axis of a radar antenna and another axis, such as that of the main lobe.
  • The angle between the axes of the main lobes when utilizing beam switching in radars.


  • noun a condition in which the eyes focus on different points.
  • verb to have one eye or both eyes looking towards the nose

Origin & History of “squint”

Squint is short for the now nearly defunct asquint (13th c.), which may have been based on the ancestor of Dutch schuinte ‘slope, slant’, a derivative of schuin ‘sideways, sloping’. The origins of this are not known.