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hagioscope Line breaks: hagio|scope
Pronunciation: /ˈhaɡɪəskəʊp/

Definition of hagioscope in English:


Another term for squint (sense 3 of the noun).
Example sentences
  • At the time when the north aisle was added, a hagioscope was made in the pier beside the chancel arch.
  • Up to 60 years ago there was only one central arch with window or hagioscope on either side.
  • The squints, or hagioscopes, were originally angled but were unfortunately straightened by the Victorians.

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