noun, plural bug·eyes. Nautical.
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In essence the bugeye was a large canoe, fully decked, with a fixed rig following that of the brogan.
When we came to the surface we noticed a "bugeye" (a small schooner) "hove to" about fifty yards to the leeward.The Submarine in War and Peace|Simon Lake
From the dugout have come the piragua, Rose's tobacco boat, and the Chesapeake Bay canoe and bugeye as we see them today.
The crew started forward and the Captain held the bugeye to its course to the strange island.The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories|Charles Weathers Bump