glass eye

[ glas-ahy, glahs-ahy for 1; glas-ahy, glahs-ahy for 2 ]
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  1. any of various fish, birds, etc., having eyes with a glassy or milky appearance.

Origin of glass eye

First recorded in 1595–1605

Words Nearby glass eye Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use glass eye in a sentence

  • Fitted with a glass eye to replace the one destroyed in the accident, Davis was irrepressibly energetic.

  • Williams was a small, lean, wiry man, with a black pointed beard and a glass eye which fixed you oddly with its black pupil.

    The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser
  • Oh, if she had been alone, how she would have flown at Glass-Eye, to work off her superabundant joy!

    The Bill-Toppers | Andre Castaigne
  • She ate a few mouthfuls, washed down with a glass of milk; and then, suddenly, made a rush for Glass-Eye!

    The Bill-Toppers | Andre Castaigne
  • This man was short like a dwarf, and was evidently a Mexican, and the proud possessor of one glass eye.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco | Wyn Roosevelt
  • His complexion was florid, his hair was red, and he wore a glass eye, but he was a convincing speaker.

    The Awakening of the Desert | Julius C. Birge

British Dictionary definitions for glass eye

glass eye

  1. an artificial eye made of glass

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