glassblowing
noun Date: circa 1829 the art of shaping a mass of glass that has been softened by heat by blowing air into it through a tube • glassblower noun

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  • glassblowing — glass blow*ing, glass blowing glass blow*ing . The art and process of creating glass objects, by shaping glass when reduced by heat to a viscid state, using various manipulations with the hands, especially by inflating it by blowing through a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glassblowing — Glassblower Jean Pierre Canlis (right) …   Wikipedia

  • glassblowing — glassblower, n. /glas bloh ing/, n. the art or process of forming or shaping a mass of molten or heat softened glass into ware by blowing air into it through a tube. [1820 30; GLASS + BLOWING] * * *       the practice of shaping a mass of glass… …   Universalium

  • glassblowing — noun The art of making objects from molten glass, especially by manipulating a lump of molten glass on the end of a tube whilst blowing into it. See Also: glassblower …   Wiktionary

  • glassblowing — n. art of producing glassware by blowing air into molten glass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glassblowing — glass•blow•ing [[t]ˈglæsˌbloʊ ɪŋ[/t]] n. cer the art or process of forming or shaping a mass of molten or heat softened glass into ware by blowing air into it through a tube • Etymology: 1820–30 glass′blow er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • glassblowing — /ˈglasbloʊɪŋ/ (say glahsblohing) noun 1. the art or process of forming glass into ware by blowing by mouth or mechanically. 2. the operation of working glass in a flame, starting with tubing, rod, or cane, and forming laboratory apparatus,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • glassblowing — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : an art of shaping a mass of glass by inflating it through a tube after the glass has been heated to a viscid state compare lampworking …   Useful english dictionary

  • glass blowing — glassblowing glass blow*ing, glass blowing glass blow*ing . The art and process of creating glass objects, by shaping glass when reduced by heat to a viscid state, using various manipulations with the hands, especially by inflating it by blowing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Studio glass — Glass ball made by Tyler Hopkins. Glass can be made transparent and flat, or into other shapes and colors as shown in this sphere from the Verrerie of Brehat in Brittany …   Wikipedia

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