Wall-eye

walleye

[wawl-ahy]
noun, plural walleyes, (especially collectively for 1, 2) walleye.
1.
Also called walleyed pike, jack salmon. a large game fish, Stizostedion vitreum, inhabiting the lakes and rivers of northeastern North America; pikeperch.
2.
any of various other fishes having large, staring eyes.
3.
an eye characteristic of a walleyed person or animal.
4.
(initial capital letter) Military. a series of television-guided bombs with high-explosive warheads, in production since the 1960s.

Origin:
1515–25; back formation from walleyed

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walleye (ˈwɔːlˌaɪ)
 
n , pl -eyes, -eye
1.  a divergent squint
2.  opacity of the cornea
3.  an eye having a white or light-coloured iris
4.  (in some collies) an eye that is particoloured white and blue
5.  Also called: walleyed pike a North American pikeperch, Stizostedion vitreum, valued as a food and game fish
6.  any of various other fishes having large staring eyes
 
[back formation from earlier walleyed, from Old Norse vagleygr, from vage, perhaps: a film over the eye (compare Swedish vagel sty in the eye) + -eygr -eyed, from auga eye; modern form influenced by wall]
 
'walleyed
 
adj

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walleye wall·eye (wôl'ī')
n.

  1. Absence of color in the iris.

  2. The condition of having a dense white opacity of the cornea.

  3. See exotropia.

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