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float glass

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noun
  1. extremely smooth, nearly distortion-free plate glass manufactured by pouring molten glass onto a surface of molten tin.
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Origin of float glass

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for float glass

float glass

noun
  1. a type of flat polished transparent glass made by allowing the molten glass to harden as it floats on liquid of higher density
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