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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 squinch /ˈskwɪnʧ/
 突角拱

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Squinch n.  Arch. 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 squinch
      n : a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls
          (usually to support a spire)
      v 1: crouch down
      2: draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they
         showed the slaughtering of the calf" [syn: flinch, funk,
          cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail]
      3: partly close one's eyes; "The children squinted to frighten
         each other" [syn: squint, cross one's eyes]