crown glass


: a glass blown and whirled into the form of a disk with a center lump left by the worker's rod
: alkali-lime silicate optical glass having relatively low refractive index and low dispersion value

Word History

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of crown glass was in 1694

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“Crown glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

crown glass

: a very clear glass that is used for optical instruments

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