- having very keen sight: a hawk-eyed guard.
Origin of hawk-eyed
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for hawk-eyed
The man is of a fine American type, sinewy, resolute, hawk-eyed.Mountain Meditations
An' at that the most hawk-eyed in the outfit can't make it look like nothin'.Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
Active as he was, Laurie was not the first to leap at the hawk-eyed one.
And that man, that hawk-eyed man—” she shuddered, “must have recognized me.
I saw him darting around like a hawk-eyed reporter this morning.Kilo
Ellis Parker Butler
- having extremely keen sight
- vigilant, watchful, or observanthawk-eyed scrutiny
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