float glass

noun

Definition of float glass

: flat glass produced by solidifying molten glass on the surface of a bath of molten tin

Examples of float glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond the main entrance, the home gives way to a sleek foyer with a floating glass-and-stone staircase. Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, "Snazzy $75-million showplace is the new kid on the block in Beverly Hills," 4 Oct. 2019 The furniture company Steelcase makes a variety of free-floating glass cubes meant for private meetings in the middle of open-plan offices. Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, "How to Make Your Open Office Less Annoying," 9 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'float glass.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of float glass

1959, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about float glass

Time Traveler for float glass

Time Traveler

The first known use of float glass was in 1959

See more words from the same year

Statistics for float glass

Last Updated

22 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Float glass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/float%20glass. Accessed 16 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on float glass

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with float glass

Comments on float glass

What made you want to look up float glass? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a smooth flowing sound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!