Definition of bugeye in US English:

bugeye

noun

US
historical
  • A type of sailing boat used mainly for oyster fishing in the Chesapeake Bay area, typically having a centreboard and two masts.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ohio Democrat. Apparently from bug + eye, perhaps as an alteration of buck-eye, although the relative priority of the two nouns in this sense is uncertain.

Pronunciation

bugeye

/ˈbʌɡˌʌɪ/