plate glass

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noun

a soda-lime-silica glass formed by rolling the hot glass into a plate that is subsequently ground and polished, used in large windows, mirrors, etc.

Origin of plate glass

First recorded in 1720–30
Related formsplate-glass, plate·glass, adjective
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plate glass


noun

glass formed into a thin sheet by rolling, used for windows
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