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walleye

[wawl-ahy] /ˈwɔl aɪ/
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
1515-1525
1515-25; back formation from walleyed
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British Dictionary definitions for wall-eye

walleye

/ˈwɔːlˌaɪ/
noun (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
Derived Forms
walleyed, adjective
Word Origin
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
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wall-eye in Medicine

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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