float glass


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. flo,
  2. float,
  3. float bowl,
  4. float bridge,
  5. float chamber,
  6. float off,
  7. float switch,
  8. float valve,
  9. float-feed,
  10. floatable

Origin of float glass

First recorded in 1955–60

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British Dictionary definitions for float glass

float glass

noun

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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