glass eye

noun

1
: an artificial eye made of glass
2
: an eye having a pale, whitish, or colorless iris
glass-eyed adjective

Examples of glass eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Daniel Kish takes his glass eyes out of their sockets, the two boys sitting near him have some questions. Michael Minahan, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2023 Rudolph lost vision in one of her eyes and eventually had to get a glass eye. Demarco Morgan, ABC News, 15 Sep. 2023 Deion James has a glass eye somewhere in his drawer that matches his right eye. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 27 Apr. 2023 One man needed a glass eye. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2020 Even a spoon, a toothbrush, and a glass eye have been found in some displays. Discover Magazine, 8 Nov. 2011 Burt, sporting a glass eye, returns to New York, to the icy disdain of his wife, Beatrice (Andrea Riseborough), and to his career as a doctor, much of it spent relieving the pain of other ex-combatants. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 7 Oct. 2022 His social climbing wife (Andrea Riseborough) seemingly detests him, and his glass eye keeps falling out. cleveland, 5 Oct. 2022 This unusual new superyacht concept has a giant glass eye Introducing the extravagant 110-meter vessel, Zion. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 19 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of glass eye was in 1651

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“Glass eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glass%20eye. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

glass eye

noun
1
: an artificial eye made of glass
2
: an eye having a pale, whitish, or colorless iris
glass-eyed adjective
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