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 \ adjective

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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 \ adjective

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