glass eye

noun

Definition of glass eye

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

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Other Words from glass eye

glass-eyed \ ˈglas-​ˌīd How to pronounce glass-eyed (audio) \ adjective

Examples of glass eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who peered closely through his designer glasses could see, beneath his glass eye, on his left cheek, his trademark tattoos. Dallas News, "Lost promise: A life full of hardship, then hope, senselessly taken," 22 May 2020 The owl has glass eyes and a mouthpiece made from deer antler, and is perched on a driftwood stump that’s attached to a walnut base. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, "The 16 Most Awesome Turkey And Duck Calls You’ve Ever Seen," 19 Feb. 2020 Safety who holds the Packers record for career interceptions with 52, including four against the Lions on Thanksgiving 1953, all while playing with a glass eye. George Welsh, BostonGlobe.com, "Dragoslav Sekularac," 2 Jan. 2019 Nor is Mattel’s 11-inch version the most huggable plush available, with its vinyl head and rather unnerving huge glass eyes. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Want the new Baby Yoda plush doll? There is no buy, only preorder. Here's how to get one," 3 Dec. 2019 His glass eye was knocked out once, during an exhibition game against the Cleveland Browns early in his career. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Bobby Dillon, Packer With One Eye and Team Record, Dies at 89," 30 Aug. 2019 Crenshaw lost his right eye, and now has a glass eye and wears an eye patch. Fox News, "Rep. Crenshaw signed $250G book deal before joining Congress, report shows," 14 Aug. 2019 A half-dozen impassive portraits by Otto Dix exemplify the cold exactitude of the Neue Sachlichkeit, or New Objectivity; so does another Grosz of a reader with a glass eye, skin waxy, veins bulging. New York Times, "Beat the Heat With These 10 Must-See Art Shows," 19 July 2019 The process is gentle enough to render a hernia mesh as new as the day the surgeon implanted it, but strong enough to bleach the color out of glass eyes and fake fingernails. Hayley Campbell, WIRED, "A New Way to Dispose of Corpses—With Chemistry!," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of glass eye

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Glass eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glass%20eye. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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glass eye

noun

Medical Definition of glass eye

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

Other Words from glass eye

glass-eyed \ -​ˈīd How to pronounce glass-eyed (audio) \ adjective

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