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

Historical Examples of hawk-eyed

  • The man is of a fine American type, sinewy, resolute, hawk-eyed.

    Mountain Meditations

    L. Lind-af-Hageby

  • 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.

    The Crimson Thread

    Roy J. Snell

  • And that man, that hawk-eyed man—” she shuddered, “must have recognized me.

    The Crimson Thread

    Roy J. Snell

  • I saw him darting around like a hawk-eyed reporter this morning.


    Ellis Parker Butler

British Dictionary definitions for hawk-eyed



having extremely keen sight
vigilant, watchful, or observanthawk-eyed scrutiny
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