a sharp or piercing glance.
an eye that appears to give a sharp or piercing look.
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Origin of gimlet eye
First recorded in 1815–25
Related formsgim·let-eyed, adjective
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He had a gimlet-eye and a hawklike face, and was professionally brusk and brutally frank.Motor Matt's Race|Stanley R. Matthews