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hawk's-eye

[hawks-ahy]
noun
  1. a dark-blue chatoyant quartz formed by the silicification of crocidolite, used for ornamental purposes.Compare tiger's-eye(def 1).
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Origin of hawk's-eye

First recorded in 1675–85
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Contemporary Examples of hawk-eye

Historical Examples of hawk-eye

  • When she said “bold and brave,” she looked right at Hawk-Eye.

    The Cave Twins

    Lucy Fitch Perkins

  • When Firetop told about the turtle, Hawk-Eye laughed and laughed.

    The Cave Twins

    Lucy Fitch Perkins

  • Hawk-Eye had seen all that they had seen, and more, but he said nothing.

    The Cave Twins

    Lucy Fitch Perkins

  • Hawk-Eye and Limberleg had felt earthquakes before, but never one like this.

    The Cave Twins

    Lucy Fitch Perkins

  • Hawk-Eye went back to the top of the hill and brought down the deer.

    The Cave Twins

    Lucy Fitch Perkins


British Dictionary definitions for hawk-eye

Hawk-Eye

noun
  1. trademark an optical ball-tracking device used as an aid to commentators in certain sports, and as an officiating tool in major tennis tournaments
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hawk's-eye

noun
  1. a dark blue variety of the mineral crocidolite: a semiprecious gemstone
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