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

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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 The stunt involved a glass eye, of course, which, when discovered, led to the forfeiture of the Dutchman’s stake. Darryl Levings, kansascity, "Bob Potee was KC's courtly 19th century gambling king | The Kansas City Star," 26 Jan. 2018 The robot's creators even fitted the president with dentures and glass eyes from a local mortician. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "The Robot Presidents Who Rule Disney World," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of glass eye

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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