fiberglass fiberglass n. a material made of fine glass fibers woven into a fabric-like form, and used in applications requiring heat resistance; it is also embedded in resins to make a pliable but strong composite material used as the main component of fishing rods and boat hulls, and replacing the sheet metal in some automobile bodies. [Also spelled {fibreglass}, mostly British in usage.] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • fiberglass — fi·ber·glass s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS tecn. materiale composito contenente fibre di vetro e resina, molto elastico, leggero e resistente, impiegato come isolante o nella fabbricazione di carrozzerie, scafi, aste da salto, ecc. {{line}} …   Dizionario italiano

  • fiberglass — {{hw}}{{fiberglass}}{{/hw}}s. m. inv. Fibra vetrosa, molto resistente ed elastica, impiegata spec. per carrozzerie d auto, scafi d imbarcazioni, aste da salto …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • fiberglass — fi|ber|glass [ˈfaıbəgla:s US bərglæs] n the American spelling of ↑fibreglass …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fiberglass — fi|ber|glass [ faıbər,glæs ] noun uncount a light hard substance made from glass fibers, used for making objects such as boats …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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