bugeye

[ buhg-ahy ]
/ ˈbʌgˌaɪ /
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noun, plural bug·eyes. Nautical.

a ketch-rigged sailing vessel used on Chesapeake Bay.

Nearby words

  1. bugayev,
  2. bugayev, boris nikolayevich,
  3. bugbane,
  4. bugbear,
  5. bugboy,
  6. bugger,
  7. bugger about,
  8. bugger off,
  9. bugger-all,
  10. buggery

Origin of bugeye

1880–85, Americanism; bug1 + eye, after the former practice of painting a large eye on each bow

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