spun glass similar to wool, used for insulation, filters, etc.
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Origin of glass wool
First recorded in 1875–80
Words nearby glass wool
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Example sentences from the Web for glass wool
The gas loses its conductivity when filtered through a plug of glass-wool, or when it is made to bubble through water.
British Dictionary definitions for glass wool
fine spun glass massed into a wool-like bulk, used in insulation, filtering, etc
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