crown glass
noun Date: 1706 1. a glass blown and whirled into the form of a disk with a center lump left by the worker's rod 2. alkali-lime silicate optical glass having relatively low refractive index and low dispersion value

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  • crown-glass — [ kronglas ] n. m. inv. • 1764; mots angl. « verre de couronne » ♦ Opt. Verre très transparent et peu dispersif servant à faire des lentilles d optique. ⇒CROWN GLASS, subst. masc. Verre blanc de qualité supérieure, employé pour la fabrication de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Crown glass — Glass Glass (gl[.a]s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. {Glare}, n., {Glaze}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crown glass — Crown Crown (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF. corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crown glass — is either of two kinds of glass: Crown glass (window) was a type of hand blown window glass. Crown glass (optics) is a type of optical glass used in lenses. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • crown glass — crown′ glass n. 1) opt cer an optical glass of low dispersion and generally low index of refraction 2) cer an old form of window glass formed by blowing a globe and whirling it into a disk • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • crown glass — n. 1. window glass made in flat, circular plates by blowing and whirling, with a small knot in the center left by the blower s rod 2. a very clear optical glass with a low index of refraction …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • crown glass — noun 1. a glass blown into a globe which is later flattened and spun to form a disk • Hypernyms: ↑glass 2. optical glass of low dispersion and low refractive index • Syn: ↑optical crown, ↑optical crown glass • Hypernyms: ↑optical glass …   Useful english dictionary

  • crown-glass — (krôn glas ) s. m. Espèce de verre constitué par 1 atome quadrisilicate de potasse et 1 atome quadrisilicate de chaux. C est un verre blanc de la plus belle qualité, qui est employé dans les lunettes achromatiques. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Angl. crown glass …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • crown glass — kronas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Optinis stiklas, turintis didelį lūžio rodiklį ir nedidelę sklaidą. atitikmenys: angl. crown glass rus. крон …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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