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  1. range of vision; view: The ship passed within eyeshot.
  2. Archaic. a glance.
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Origin of eyeshot

First recorded in 1590–1600; eye + shot1
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Historical Examples

  • When in eyeshot of ladies, especially when he is unknown to them, he is grand.

    Peeps at People

    Robert Cortes Holliday

  • He came not in eyeshot now, neither he nor any other; there was no sign of life about the place.

  • And though it was merely crossing his line of march, he judged it wiser to get out of eyeshot as speedily as he could.

  • These are among the swiftest of birds, and are generally out of eyeshot almost before you have seen them.

  • Harry, he had to make humble excuses to dodge out of eyeshot a minute.

British Dictionary definitions for eyeshot


  1. range of vision; view
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