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saccade Tweet Definition of saccade Like Definition of saccade on Facebook
noun
  1. (rare) a sudden jerking movement
  2. a rapid jerky movement of the eye (voluntary or involuntary) from one focus to another
  • 1993: He added the bill with a single of his pulsing eyes. " Will Self, My Idea of Fun
    1. the act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins
    2. (music) the sounding of two violin strings together by using a sudden strong pressure of the bow
skiascope Tweet Definition of skiascope Like Definition of skiascope on Facebook
noun
  1. a retinoscope
squint Tweet Definition of squint Like Definition of squint on Facebook
noun
  1. An expression in which the eyes are partly closed
  2. The look of eyes which are turned in different directions, because of strabismus
He looks handsome although he's got a slight squint.
  1. A quick or sideways glance.
  2. A hagioscope.
  3. An offset of transmission from the normal of a phased array antenna.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight
  2. (intransitive) To look or glance sideways
  3. (intransitive) To look with, or have eyes that are turned in different directions; to suffer from strabismus
strabismus Tweet Definition of strabismus Like Definition of strabismus on Facebook
noun
  1. A defect of vision in which one eye cannot focus with the other on an object because of imbalance of the eye muscles; a squint
sty Tweet Definition of sty Like Definition of sty on Facebook
noun (sties)
  1. A pen or enclosure for swine.
  2. A messy or dirty place.
verb (st, i, ed)
  1. To place in a sty.
  2. To live in a sty, or any messy or dirty place.

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