eyeshot

noun

eye·​shot ˈī-ˌshät How to pronounce eyeshot (audio)
: the range of the eye : view

Examples of eyeshot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just an eyeshot away, Payne gestured to a small bird no more than two inches long. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 10 June 2024 The Arkansas plantation house in which generations of the family have lived, in eyeshot of the cemetery where generations of their slaves are buried, is now a hellhole in spirit and fact. Jesse Green, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2023 Work it with quick strips on the perimeter of bluegill beds to entice any bass hanging just out of eyeshot. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 22 June 2023 Goncalves, Kernodle and Mogen lived at the address, which is located just one block from the University of Idaho campus and within eyeshot of some fraternity houses. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 30 Dec. 2022 Words and sentences track her like ghosts, at a remove from her body, but near enough to be within ear- and eyeshot. Han Kang, The New Yorker, 30 Jan. 2023 Creating a mural in eyeshot of Da Crusher could be intimidating for some, as could the 115-foot by 24-foot space of unpainted brick to fill, but the city said mural proposals don’t need to utilize the entire canvas. Journal Sentinel, 21 Jan. 2023 The new restaurant, at the southeast corner of Park & Preston, is within eyeshot of the original. Dallas News, 4 Mar. 2022 Kennedy’s hatred for the project – which would sit within eyeshot of his family’s famed compound in Hyannisport, MA – is longstanding... Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eyeshot was in 1600

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“Eyeshot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyeshot. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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