[ kats-ahy ]
/ ˈkætsˌaɪ /

noun, plural cat's-eyes.

any of certain gems having a chatoyant luster, especially chrysoberyl.
a playing marble marked with eyelike concentric circles.

Origin of cat's-eye

First recorded in 1545–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for catseye (1 of 2)

/ (ˈkætsˌaɪ) /


trademark British a glass reflector set into a small fixture, placed at intervals along roads to indicate traffic lanes at night

British Dictionary definitions for catseye (2 of 2)



any of a group of gemstones, esp a greenish-yellow variety of chrysoberyl, that reflect a streak of light when cut in a rounded unfaceted shape
Also called: ataata a grazing marine gastropod, Turbo smaragdus, of New Zealand waters
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