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cock +‎ eye. See cock (to turn up).


cockeye (plural cockeyes)

  1. A squinting eye.
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  2. (engineering) The socket in the ball of a millstone, which sits on the cockhead.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cockeye in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)