glass eye


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

Examples of glass eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Herold, who now has a glass eye and sometimes uses an eye patch, said that recovering from the injury has been brutal. Paighten Harkins, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Dec. 2020 Those who peered closely through his designer glasses could see, beneath his glass eye, on his left cheek, his trademark tattoos. Dallas News, 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, 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,, 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, 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, 30 Aug. 2019 Crenshaw lost his right eye, and now has a glass eye and wears an eye patch. Fox News, 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, 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of glass eye

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 eye (audio) \ adjective


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