squint

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In medieval architecture, an oblique opening in the screen or chancel wall of a church, to enable those outside or in the aisles to see the main altar. Through these openings, or squints, the anchorites assisted at Mass.

MLA Citation

  • “squint”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 December 2010. Web. 24 May 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/squint/>