eye lid

eyelid

[ahy-lid]
noun
the movable lid of skin that serves to cover and uncover the eyeball.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English; see eye, lid

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eyelid (ˈaɪˌlɪd)
 
n
1.  either of the two muscular folds of skin that can be moved to cover the exposed portion of the eyeballRelated: palpebral
2.  aeronautics Also called: clamshell a set of movable parts at the rear of a jet engine that redirect the exhaust flow to assist braking during landing
 
Related: palpebral

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eyelid
mid-13c., from eye + lid.
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eyelid eye·lid or eye-lid (ī'lĭd')
n.
Either of two folds of skin and muscle that can be closed over the exposed portion of the eyeball. Also called palpebra.

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