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Definition of "squint" [squint]

  • To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight. (verb-intransitive)
  • To look or glance sideways. (verb-intransitive)
  • To look askance, as in disapproval. (verb-intransitive)
  • To have an indirect reference or inclination. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be affected with strabismus. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "squint" in a sentence
  • "(It also brings back Eric Millegan as the original "squint" - ern, Zack Addy, in happier times.)"
  • "The difficult spot, which the Dutch settlers called a squint path, was passed, and the waggon gained the top of the height, when at some distance a broad river was seen flowing to the southward."
  • "Although the child squints, it must not be called squint-eyed, but love-eyed, and even a wart must be thought to become it."