flint glass

noun

Definition of flint glass

: heavy brilliant glass that contains lead oxide, has a relatively high refractive index, and is used in lenses and prisms

Examples of flint glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They are called flint glasses and are my favorites. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A major renovation improved 1872 Walker's Point home but kept the Gothic Revival charm," 3 May 2018 They are called flint glasses and are my favorites. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A major renovation improved 1872 Walker's Point home but kept the Gothic Revival charm," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of flint glass

1683, in the meaning defined above

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“Flint glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flint%20glass. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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