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
When afterwards traveling by himself, a student can not pass an advantageous position without examining it minutely; and at any place by a glance of the eye, or coup d'oeil (as the French call it) is enabled to judge of the best disposition that could be made of his party in every possible situation.