pontil rod
noun see pontil

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  • pontil — noun Etymology: French, perhaps from Italian puntello, diminutive of punto point, from Latin punctus more at point Date: 1832 punty called also pontil rod …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pontil — noun A punty; a metal rod used in the glassblowing process. After a glass vessel has been blown to approximate size and the bottom of the piece has been finalized, the rod, which is tipped with a wad of hot glass, is attached to the bottom of the …   Wiktionary

  • pontil —    A hollow iron rod used to gather molten glass for blowing; also called a punty …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • pontil — [ pɒntɪl] noun (in glass making) an iron rod used to hold or shape soft glass. Origin C19: from Fr., appar. from Ital. pontello small point …   English new terms dictionary

  • industrial glass — Introduction       solid material that is normally lustrous and transparent in appearance and that shows great durability under exposure to the natural elements. These three properties lustre, transparency, and durability make glass a favoured… …   Universalium

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  • crown glass — 1. an optical glass of low dispersion and generally low index of refraction. 2. an old form of window glass formed by blowing a globe and whirling it into a disk. [1700 10] * * *       handmade glass of soda lime composition for domestic glazing… …   Universalium

  • punty — /pun tee/, n., pl. punties. an iron rod used in glassmaking for handling the hot glass. Also called pontil. [1655 65; var. of PONTIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • punty — noun A metal rod used in the glassblowing process. After a glass vessel has been blown to approximate size and the bottom of the piece has been finalized, the rod, which is tipped with a wad of hot glass, is attached to the bottom of the vessel… …   Wiktionary

  • Pontee — Pon*tee , n. [F. pontil, pontis.] (Glass Making) An iron rod used by glass makers for manipulating the hot glass; called also, {puntil}, {puntel}, {punty}, and {ponty}. See {Fascet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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