lead glass

[ led ]

  1. glass containing lead oxide.

Origin of lead glass

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby lead glass

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How to use lead glass in a sentence

  • Lead-glass articles tend to be rather more stable than similar articles of soda-glass.

  • The, work is exposed to this flame until, in the case of lead glass, traces of reduction begin to appear.

    On Laboratory Arts | Richard Threlfall
  • For large blow-pipe work with lead glass I recommend a system of four simple blow-pipes, in accordance with the sketch annexed.

    On Laboratory Arts | Richard Threlfall
  • Braun was very decently laid out in a lead-lined box, with a lead-glass window over his face.

    Space Platform | Murray Leinster
  • His sneer was plainly visible through the six-ply, plastic-backed lead glass of his face-plate.

    Masters of Space | Edward Elmer Smith

British Dictionary definitions for lead glass

lead glass

/ (lɛd) /

  1. glass that contains lead oxide as a flux

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