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. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 December 2010. Web. 27 January 2015. <http://saints.sqpn.com/squint/>