cool-eyed mean in the following sentence:
The two young men strode freely up the aisle, confident and cool-eyed.
I have no any ideas to make sense of that construction.
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So, in my opinion, it's taking the word cool as we know it! Also, the previous adjectives support what we here call cool, cool!
Cool refers to calmness and relaxed state (#2). Having said this, the two men walked confidently and with calmness (in their eyes?).
Worth noting that there's an adjective cold eyed (that I initially thought of) is different. One of the meanings for that is not affected by emotions. So, if the two men where cold eyed, they were probably rude! :)