[ ver-glah ]
/ vɛrˈglɑ /
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noun, plural ver·glases [ver-glah, -glahz]. /vɛrˈglɑ, -ˈglɑz/.
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Origin of verglas
1800–10; <French; Old French verre-glaz literally, glass-ice, equivalent to verre glass (<Latin vitrum) + glaz ice (<Late Latin glacia;see glacial)
Words nearby verglas
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Example sentences from the Web for verglas
Have you ceased to be the Chevalier de Verglas, as you used to be called?The Bath Keepers, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume VIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
The French, in whose capital it is said to be even more frequent, call it verglas.A Letter Book|George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for verglas
/ (ˈvɛəɡlɑː) /
noun plural -glases (-ɡlɑː, -ɡlɑːz)
a thin film of ice on rock
Word Origin for verglas
from Old French verre-glaz glass-ice, from verre glass (from Latin vitrum) + glaz ice (from Late Latin glacia, from Latin glaciēs)
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