wall|eye

wall|eye
wall|eye «WL Y», noun.
1. an eye having a whitish iris, so that it has little or no color.
2. a) a turning of one or both eyes away from the nose, a form of strabismus. b) an eye having such a condition, so as to show a large amount of white.
3. a large, staring eye.
4. a) an eye having a white opacity in the cornea. b) the white opacity; leucoma.
5. the condition of being walleyed.
6. any one of various fishes with large, staring eyes, especially the walleyed pike, the walleyed surf fish, the alewife or walleyed herring, or the walleyed pollack.
[back formation < walleyed]

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