- a glassworks.
- Chiefly British. a green-house.
- British Informal. a military prison.
Origin of glasshouse
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Examples from the Web for glasshouse
All the glasshouse was spanned and arched over with one beautiful vine.Bliss, and Other Stories
"I was trying to find the Queen's Glasshouse Chapel, officer," said he.The Regent
E. Arnold Bennett
That bland, blundering fool, that glasshouse, that damned supercilious ass: all this and more he cried upon James.Love and Lucy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
Now he saw in through the pale blue silk curtains of the first glasshouse.Wang the Ninth
A long-established legend that beads were manufactured at the Jamestown glasshouse is without archeological evidence.Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology
Ivor Noel Hume
- British a glass building, esp a greenhouse, used for growing plants in protected or controlled conditions
- obsolete, informal, mainly British a military detention centre
- US another word for glassworks
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