from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A quick survey; a glance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A glimpse, a glance; the ability, especially of a military officer, to understand much at a glance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The faculty or the act of comprehending at a glance the weakness or strength of a military position, of a certain arrangement of troops, the most advantageous position for a battlefield, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quick look
French coup d'œil : coup, stroke + de, of + oeil, eye.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French coup d'œil ("stroke of the eye"). (Wiktionary)