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cockeye

[ kok-ahy ]
/ ˈkɒkˌaɪ /
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noun, plural cock·eyes.
an eye that squints or is affected with strabismus.
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Origin of cockeye

1815–25; cock2 (v.) + eye
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British Dictionary definitions for cockeye

cockeye
/ (ˈkɒkˌaɪ) /

noun
informal an eye affected with strabismus or one that squints
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