EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural wall·eyes, (especially collectively for 1, 2) wall·eye. Also called walleyed pike, jack salmon. a large game fish, Stizostedion vitreum, inhabiting the lakes and rivers of northeastern North America; pikeperch. any of various other fishes having large, staring eyes. an eye characteristic of a walleyed person or animal. ( initial capital letter) . Military a series of television-guided bombs with high-explosive warheads, in production since the 1960s. Origin of walleye
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Examples from the Web for walleye Historical Examples of walleye
Rack turned the
walleye toward him, as though he could see out of it.
The spirits of trout and salmon and bass and
walleye and sunfish and pike, all the fish of lakes and streams that fed his people.
Because brood-stock of the major sport-fishes is already present, stocking is unnecessary, except for
walleye and northern pike. British Dictionary definitions for walleye noun plural -eyes or -eye a divergent squint opacity of the cornea an eye having a white or light-coloured iris (in some collies) an eye that is particoloured white and blue Also called: walleyed pike a North American pikeperch, Stizostedion vitreum, valued as a food and game fish any of various other fishes having large staring eyes Derived Forms walleyed, adjective Word Origin for walleye
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walleyed, from Old Norse vagleygr, from vage, perhaps: a film over the eye (compare Swedish vagel sty in the eye) + -eygr -eyed, from auga eye; modern form influenced by wall
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n. Absence of color in the iris. The condition of having a dense white opacity of the cornea. exotropia
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