from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A visual defect in which one eye cannot focus with the other on an object because of imbalance of the eye muscles. Also called squint.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An affection of one or both eyes, in which the optic axes can not be directed to the same object, -- a defect due either to undue contraction or to undue relaxation of one or more of the muscles which move the eyeball; squinting; cross-eye.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Squint; a failure of one of the visual axes to pass through the fixation-point (the point which is looked at).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
New Latin, from Greek strabismos, condition of squinting, from strabizein, to squint, from strabos, squinting.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Modern Latin strabismus, from Ancient Greek στραβισμός (strabismos), from στραβίζω (strabizō, "to squint"), from στραβός (strabos, “squinting”; whence the synonymous Latin strabus). (Wiktionary)