bug·​eye ˈbəg-ˌī How to pronounce bugeye (audio)
: a small boat with a flat bottom, a centerboard, and two raked masts

Examples of bugeye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lastly, the museum will host the Edna E. Lockwood (restored 2016/2018), the last sailing bugeye in the world, in Havre de Grace, Saturday, July 6, to Monday, July 8, as part of a National Park Service funded heritage sail of the Chesapeake. Ron Browning, baltimoresun.com, 4 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bugeye was in 1877

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“Bugeye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bugeye. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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