plate glass
noun Date: circa 1741 rolled, ground, and polished sheet glass

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  • Plate glass — Plate Plate, n. [OF. plate a plate of metal, a cuirsas, F. plat a plate, a shallow vessel of silver, other metal, or earth, fr. plat flat, Gr. ?. See {Place}, n.] 1. A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plate 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

  • plate glass — plate glass, plateglass, adj. a soda lime silica glass formed by rolling the hot glass into a plate that is subsequently ground and polished, used in large windows, mirrors, etc. [1720 30] * * *       form of glass originally made by casting and… …   Universalium

  • plate-glass — plateˈ glass adjective 1. Made with or consisting of plate glass 2. (of a building) having large plate glass windows, appearing to be built entirely of plate glass 3. (hence) used of any very modern building or institution, esp British… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plate glass — plate′ glass′ n. cer a soda lime silica glass formed by rolling the hot glass into a plate that is subsequently ground and polished and used in large windows, mirrors, etc • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • plate glass — n [U] big pieces of glass made in large thick sheets, used especially in shop windows …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plate glass — noun uncount glass in large, thick pieces, used for store windows …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plate glass — ► NOUN ▪ thick fine quality glass used for shop windows and doors, originally cast in plates …   English terms dictionary

  • plate glass — n. ground and polished, clear glass in thick sheets used for shop windows, mirrors, etc …   English World dictionary

  • plate glass — noun glass formed into large thin sheets • Syn: ↑sheet glass • Hypernyms: ↑sheet, ↑flat solid • Hyponyms: ↑cover glass, ↑cover slip, ↑pane, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • plate glass — also plate glass N UNCOUNT Plate glass is thick glass made in large, flat pieces, which is used especially to make large windows and doors …   English dictionary

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