eagle eye


: the ability to see or observe keenly
: one that sees or observes keenly
: close watch
keeping an eagle eye on the prisoner
eagle-eyed adjective

Examples of eagle eye in a Sentence

students working under the eagle eyes of the teacher an editor with an eagle eye an editor with eagle eyes
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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eagle eye was in 1598

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“Eagle eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eagle%20eye. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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