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noun
  1. glass ornamented or shaped by cutting or grinding with abrasive wheels.

Origin of cut glass

First recorded in 1835–45
Related formscut-glass, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cut glass

Historical Examples

  • There are also two cut-glass cruets, said to be of the fifteenth century.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury

    H. J. L. J. Mass

  • And at the sight of the great chandelier, with its cut-glass crystals, he whistled.

    The Crisis, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • "She asked to see the cut-glass," said Letitia, and this time there was a wan smile on her lips.

  • But by the time all this had happened the cut-glass age was over, anyway.

    Flappers and Philosophers

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • You do not yet know the value of little pieces of cut-glass like that, my mother.

    A Modern Aladdin

    Howard Pyle


British Dictionary definitions for cut glass

cut glass

noun
    1. glass, esp bowls, vases, etc, decorated by facet-cutting or grinding
    2. (as modifier)a cut-glass vase
  1. (modifier) (of an accent) upper-class; refined
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