Meaning of red-eye

red-eye

Pronunciation: (red'ī"), [key]
— n.
  1. the condition of having bloodshot eyes, as from eyestrain or lack of sleep.
  2. a commercial airline flight between two distant points that departs late at night and arrives early in the morning.
  3. redeye (def. 3).
—adj.
  1. of or indicating a long-distance flight that leaves late at night: the red-eye special from New York to Los Angeles.

red•eye

Pronunciation: (red'ī"), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -eyes, -eye
—n.
  1. any of several fishes having red eyes, as the rock bass.
  2. See
  3. cheap, strong whiskey.
  4. red-eye (def. 2).
  5. (cap.)a shoulder-launched U.S. Army surface-to-air missile capable of destroying low-flying aircraft.
—adj.
  1. red-eye.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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