hawk·​eyed ˈhȯk-ˌīd How to pronounce hawkeyed (audio)
: having keen sight

Examples of hawkeyed in a Sentence

the hawkeyed driver spotted the state trooper lying in wait for unwary speeders
Recent Examples on the Web Young staffers on liberal political campaigns often display the slightly censorious cheerfulness of a resident-hall adviser, but the Warren organizers possessed a hawkeyed attention to detail and the essential American energy of malaria eradicators. Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker, 14 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hawkeyed was in 1795

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“Hawkeyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hawkeyed. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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