- 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
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At every change of form a catseye will disappear and return to me.
Dulcie recognised at once the curious colouring of a catseye.
- trademark British a glass reflector set into a small fixture, placed at intervals along roads to indicate traffic lanes at night
- 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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