horn-rims
noun plural Date: 1927 glasses with horn rims

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • horn-rims — horn′ rims n. pl. eyeglasses with frames made of horn, tortoise shell, or plastic of a similar design • Etymology: 1925–30 horn′ rimmed , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • horn-rims — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun plural : spectacles with horn rims a stocky girl with horn rims William DuBois * * * /hawrn rimz , rimz /, n.pl. horn rimmed eyeglasses. [1925 30] * * * hornˈ rims plural noun Spectacles with rims of dark horn, or material… …   Useful english dictionary

  • horn-rims — /hawrn rimz , rimz /, n.pl. horn rimmed eyeglasses. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Horn-rimmed glasses — A pair of modern horn rimmed glasses Two different vintage styles of …   Wikipedia

  • horn-rimmed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of glasses) having rims made of horn or a similar substance …   English terms dictionary

  • horn-rimmed — adjective having the frame made of horn or tortoise shell or plastic that simulates either horn rimmed glasses • Similar to: ↑rimmed * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : having rims of horn * * * /hawrn rimd /, adj. having the frames or rims made of horn …   Useful english dictionary

  • horn — n. & v. n. 1 a a hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, on the head of cattle, rhinoceroses, giraffes, and other esp. hoofed mammals, found singly, in pairs, or one in front of another. b the structure of a horn, consisting of a core …   Useful english dictionary

  • horn-rimmed — /hawrn rimd /, adj. having the frames or rims made of horn or tortoise shell, or plastic that simulates either of these: horn rimmed glasses. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • horn-rimmed — /ˈhɔn rɪmd/ (say hawn rimd) adjective (of spectacles) with frames or rims made of horn, tortoiseshell, or a plastic in imitation of horn …   Australian English dictionary

  • horn-rimmed — adjective (of glasses) having rims made of horn or a similar substance …   English new terms dictionary

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