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[wawl-ahy] /ˈwɔl aɪ/
noun, plural walleyes, (especially collectively for 1, 2) walleye.
Also called walleyed pike, jack salmon. a large game fish, Stizostedion vitreum, inhabiting the lakes and rivers of northeastern North America; pikeperch.
any of various other fishes having large, staring eyes.
an eye characteristic of a walleyed person or animal.
(initial capital letter) Military. a series of television-guided bombs with high-explosive warheads, in production since the 1960s.
Origin of walleye
First recorded in 1515-25; back formation from walleyed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Rack turned the walleye toward him, as though he could see out of it.

    The Buttoned Sky Geoff St. Reynard
  • The spirits of trout and salmon and bass and walleye and sunfish and pike, all the fish of lakes and streams that fed his people.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Because brood-stock of the major sport-fishes is already present, stocking is unnecessary, except for walleye and northern pike.

British Dictionary definitions for walleye


noun (pl) -eyes, -eye
a divergent squint
opacity of the cornea
an eye having a white or light-coloured iris
(in some collies) an eye that is particoloured white and blue
Also called walleyed pike. a North American pikeperch, Stizostedion vitreum, valued as a food and game fish
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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walleye in Medicine

walleye wall·eye (wôl'ī')

  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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