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cockeye

[kok-ahy] /ˈkɒkˌaɪ/
noun, plural cockeyes.
1.
an eye that squints or is affected with strabismus.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; cock2 (v.) + eye
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British Dictionary definitions for cock eye

cockeye

/ˈkɒkˌaɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) an eye affected with strabismus or one that squints
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Slang definitions & phrases for cock eye

cockeye

noun

A left-handed pitcher; southpaw (1940s+ Baseball)


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