Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A squinting eye.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The socket in the ball of a millstone, which sits on the cockhead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A squinting eye.
  • n. The socket in the ball of a millstone, which sits on the cockhead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A squinting eye; strabismus.
  • n. The depression on the balance-rynd of a millstone that receives the point of the spindle.
  • n. In a harness, the loop at the end of a trace, by means of which it is attached to the swingletree.

Etymologies

Probably cock1 + eye.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
cock +‎ eye (Wiktionary)

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