While the defender has no desire to further stoke interest in the 17-goal striker, he delivered a glowing assessment of McKay's talents ahead of a transfer window Inverness must now dread.
McKay, who has 18 months of his contract to run, is attracting interest from south of the border but shows no great inclination to leave. Whether McKay is on the Celtic manager's shopping list is unknown, but Neil Lennon will be well aware of what the player can offer.
"We see it day-in, day-out," said Meekings. "It's the old cliche, but we do see it all the time with Billy in training. He scores amazing goals every day and you can see in games just why he is so confident. He just puts everything away. He is clinical.
"Obviously, it helps everyone massively having someone like that up front scoring goals, but that's not all he is. Last weekend he was one of the hardest-working players on the park. He was closing down Aberdeen and has that tireless graft about him. That's what makes him a special player."