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[glas-mey-king, glahs-] /ˈglæsˌmeɪ kɪŋ, ˈglɑs-/
the art of making glass or glassware.
Origin of glassmaking
First recorded in 1810-20; glass + making
Related forms
glassmaker, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The glass-maker himself (not the cutter or the engraver) was evidently a piece-worker, earning at most 50s.

    Old Irish Glass Graydon Stannus
  • Oh, it was a grand thing to be a glass-maker in those days, señor!

    The Story of Glass Sara Ware Bassett
  • Cobalt blue, or "azure," was only discovered in the sixteenth century by a German glass-maker.

    The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  • Isaac Chilton, a glass-maker, may have been brother or cousin of James.

  • Everything was as Zorzi had left it, but the glass-maker's ear missed the low roar of the furnace.

    Marietta F. Marion Crawford
  • His reputation as a glass-maker would be made in half an hour.

    Marietta F. Marion Crawford
  • It was not because she was only a glass-maker's daughter, brought up in Murano.

    Marietta F. Marion Crawford
  • He speaks only once of a Jew glass-maker, a woollen- and a silk-weaver.

  • Of course every one thought the glass was broken, and that is precisely what the glass-maker wanted them to think.

    The Story of Glass Sara Ware Bassett
  • This glass-maker made a cup for the Emperor and tried a long time to get an audience at which to present his new invention.

    The Story of Glass Sara Ware Bassett
British Dictionary definitions for glass-maker


a person who makes glass or glass objects
Derived Forms
glass-making, noun
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