eyebeam

[ ahy-beem ]
/ ˈaɪˌbim /

noun

a beam or glance of the eye.

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Origin of eyebeam

First recorded in 1580–90; eye + beam
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Example sentences from the Web for eyebeam

  • One would rather bag one's own game, whether it be with a bullet or an eyebeam.

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