- having the frames or rims made of horn or tortoise shell, or plastic that simulates either of these: horn-rimmed glasses.
Origin of horn-rimmed
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for horn-rimmed
You can almost see his wheels turning through his gold, horn-rimmed glasses.'Breaking Bad' Kills It!
Maria Elena Fernandez
October 10, 2011
The heavy-set Somali man covered his face with a cloth, which was held in place by a pair of horn-rimmed spectacles.America's Deadly Terror 'Pipeline'
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“All of these characteristics are part of American style,” explained Bolton, a dapper Brit in horn-rimmed glasses.The Forgotten American Woman
May 5, 2010
The man was about forty, tanned and clean-shaven, with horn-rimmed glasses.The Blue Ghost Mystery
Harold Leland Goodwin
The lama mounted a pair of horn-rimmed spectacles of Chinese work.Kim
Quickly a plain-clothes man with horn-rimmed spectacles slipped in between her and the door.Trapped in 'Black Russia'
The old priest adjusted his horn-rimmed spectacles on his nose and drew a chair close to the light.A Bride of the Plains
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Then he settled his horn-rimmed pince-nez more firmly on his nose and felt in his waistcoat for a cigar.The Plastic Age