noun[often as modifier]
A person who has personally seen something happen and so can give a first-hand description of it: eyewitness accounts of the London blitz
More example sentences
- I make the observation that very rarely is there an eyewitness to offences of this type.
- Getting firsthand accounts from eyewitnesses is paramount to the story, noted Benedict.
- The petition referred to eyewitnesses reporting his later detention, harsh interrogation and cruel torture.