leper's squint

noun
variants: or leper window

Definition of leper's squint

: a small window in the exterior wall of some medieval churches through which lepers are believed to have viewed the service being conducted at the altar

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“Leper's squint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leper%27s%20squint. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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