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bugeye

[ buhg-ahy ]
/ ˈbʌgˌaɪ /
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noun, plural bug·eyes.Nautical.
a ketch-rigged sailing vessel used on Chesapeake Bay.
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Origin of bugeye

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