- unusually sharp visual powers; keen ability to watch or observe.
- a person who has sharp vision or who maintains a keen watchfulness.
- alert watchfulness.
Origin of eagle eye
First recorded in 1595–1605
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Examples from the Web for eagle-eye
But he must not stop there, at that small success, with his eagle-eye.Past and Present
Before she could answer Eagle-eye pointed to a big cave-bear.
Eagle-eye had taught her so well that she knew them as soon as she saw them.
Eagle-eye found the stones he had left only a short time before.
When Pigeon tried to run away, Eagle-eye would say, “The cave-bear will get you.”
Idioms and Phrases with eagle-eye
Unusually keen sight; also, keen intellectual vision. For example, Antiques dealers have an eagle eye for valuable objects, or A good manager has an eagle eye for employee errors. [Late 1500s]
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