fibreglass
fibreglass fibreglass n. Same as {fiberglass}. [mostly British usage] [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fibreglass — UK US /ˈfaɪbəglɑːs/ noun [U] UK (US fiberglass) PRODUCTION ► a strong light material made by twisting together small threads of glass and plastic, used especially for making structures such as cars and boats: »The hull of the ship is made of… …   Financial and business terms

  • fibreglass — (US fiberglass) ► NOUN 1) a reinforced plastic material composed of glass fibres embedded in a resin matrix. 2) a textile fabric made from woven glass filaments …   English terms dictionary

  • fibreglass — [[t]fa͟ɪbə(r)glɑːs, glæs[/t]] (in AM, use fiberglass) 1) N UNCOUNT Fibreglass is plastic strengthened with short, thin threads of glass. 2) N UNCOUNT Fibreglass is a material made from short, thin threads of glass which can be used to stop heat… …   English dictionary

  • fibreglass — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fibreglass — or glass fibre Fibrous form of glass, developed in the 1930s. Liquid glass issues in fine streams through hundreds of fine nozzles, and the solidifying streams are gathered into a single strand and wound onto a spool. Strands can be twisted into… …   Universalium

  • fibreglass — /ˈfaɪbəglas / (say fuybuhglahs) noun 1. a material consisting of extremely fine filaments of glass which are combined in yarn and woven into fabrics, or are used in masses as an insulator or used embedded in plastic as a construction material for …   Australian English dictionary

  • fibreglass — noun a) silica based glass extruded into fibers that possess a length at least 1000 times greater than their width. b) a composite material made from fine fibres of spun glass held together with resin. (Also called Glass Reinforced Plastic.) …   Wiktionary

  • fibreglass — fi·bre·glass s.m.inv. var. → fiberglass …   Dizionario italiano

  • fibreglass — fi|bre|glass BrE fiberglass AmE [ˈfaıbəgla:s US bərglæs] n [U] a light material made from small glass threads pressed together, used for making sports cars, small boats etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fibreglass — fi|bre|glass [ faıbər,glæs ] the British spelling of fiberglass …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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