Pronunciation of Squinch  

English Meaning

A small arch thrown across the corner of a square room to support a superimposed mass, as where an octagonal spire or drum rests upon a square tower; -- called also sconce, and sconcheon.

  1. A structure, such as a section of vaulting or corbeling, set diagonally across the interior angle between two walls to provide a transition from a square to a polygonal or more nearly circular base on which to construct a dome.
  2. To squeeze, twist, or draw together: squinched her eyes shut.


The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.


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