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[hawk-ahyd] /ˈhɔkˌaɪd/
having very keen sight:
a hawk-eyed guard.
Origin of hawk-eyed
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for hawk-eyed
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  • The man is of a fine American type, sinewy, resolute, hawk-eyed.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • An' at that the most hawk-eyed in the outfit can't make it look like nothin'.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Active as he was, Laurie was not the first to leap at the hawk-eyed one.

    The Crimson Thread

    Roy J. Snell
  • And that man, that hawk-eyed man—” she shuddered, “must have recognized me.

    The Crimson Thread

    Roy J. Snell
  • I saw him darting around like a hawk-eyed reporter this morning.

    Kilo Ellis Parker Butler
  • Who but that little baby-faced, hawk-eyed cuss 'at got off here yesterday!

    Hoosier Mosaics Maurice Thompson
  • Bouchard, hawk-eyed, stern, was standing by the street door.

    The Last Shot

    Frederick Palmer
  • Pedro was dull, honorable, and frank; Juan was hawk-eyed and double-faced.

    Filipino Popular Tales Dean S. Fansler
  • How could he sit before the hawk-eyed man whom he was about to meet without in some way betraying his secret?


    J. G. Holland
  • The hawk-eyed Dick noted him, and that his bridle was bound to those of the knights who rode upon his either side.

    Red Eve H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for hawk-eyed


having extremely keen sight
vigilant, watchful, or observant: hawk-eyed scrutiny
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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