cylinder glass


noun

a sheet of glass formed originally in the shape of a cylinder and then divided lengthwise and flattened.

Nearby words

  1. cylinder,
  2. cylinder barrel,
  3. cylinder block,
  4. cylinder desk,
  5. cylinder front,
  6. cylinder head,
  7. cylinder press,
  8. cylinder saw,
  9. cylinder seal,
  10. cylindraceous

Origin of cylinder glass

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20

Also called broad glass.

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