a transparent or translucent plastic, any of a class of methyl methacrylate ester polymers. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lucite

Contemporary Examples of lucite

  • From Lucite platforms to S&M detailing, this season's crop of must-have heels are fit for a lady of the night.

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    You Paid What for Those Shoes?

    Rebecca Dana

    March 29, 2010

  • She climbed up to the stage in her Lucite heels, wearing a bright red kimono with her name sewn onto the back.

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    The Stripper Who Lost a Breast

    Melissa Lion

    August 21, 2009

Historical Examples of lucite

  • He had built an underwater case for it from stainless steel and Lucite.

    The Wailing Octopus

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • Both were dressed in what looked like workmen's overalls made of lucite chain-mail, or knitted glow-worms.

    Freudian Slip

    Franklin Abel

  • When I got back to the office I thought I'd just turn on the lucite and see what they might be up to next.

    Nine Men in Time

    Noel Miller Loomis

  • He got a block of lucite, a foot square on the end by two and a half feet long, out of a closet under the chart table.

    Four-Day Planet

    Henry Beam Piper

Word Origin and History for lucite


1937, proprietary name (E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.) for a solid, transparent plastic, from Latin luc(i)-, from stem of lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper