hagioscopic
adjective see hagioscope

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hagioscopic — See hagioscope. * * * …   Universalium

  • hagioscopic — hag·i·o·scop·ic …   English syllables

  • hagioscopic — adjective see hagioscope * * * hagioscopˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑hagi …   Useful english dictionary

  • hagioscope — hagioscopic /hag euh skop ik, hay jee /, adj. /hag ee euh skohp , hay jee /, n. squint (def. 13). [1830 40; HAGIO + SCOPE] * * * ▪ architecture also called  squint        in architecture, any opening, usually oblique, cut through a wall or a pier …   Universalium

  • hagioscope — noun Date: circa 1840 an opening in the interior walls of a cruciform church so placed as to afford a view of the altar to those in the transept • hagioscopic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hagioscope — /ˈhægiəskoʊp/ (say hageeuhskohp), /heɪdʒi / (say hayjee ) noun a small opening in a church wall, giving worshippers a view of the high altar; a squint. –hagioscopic /hægiəˈskɒpɪk/ (say hageeuh skopik), /heɪdʒi / (say hayjee ), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • hagioscope —   n. opening in transept wall for viewing altar.    ♦ hagioscopic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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