glass fiber


Examples of glass fiber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rollerblades are available up to men’s size 18 and are also reinforced with glass fiber in order to help provide additional support for those with a taller or heavier build. Kaitlyn McInnis, Travel + Leisure, 16 May 2024 They are made up of glass fibers mixed with a type of plastic called a thermoset. IEEE Spectrum, 2 May 2024 And with light traveling 50 percent faster in a vacuum than through glass fiber, an orbiting mesh network could theoretically connect users in, say, London and New York, much quicker than undersea cables. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Dec. 2023 Each blanket is made from strong, durable glass fiber material that doesn’t expire and can be reused. Paris Wilson, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 July 2023 Most fiber cables for long-distance transmission in use today are single core, single-mode glass fibers (SMF). IEEE Spectrum, 26 June 2023 Thin glass fibers that are formed by gas during an eruption, known as Pele's hair, also pose a risk. Li Cohen, CBS News, 7 June 2023 Its nylon and glass fiber design withstands heat, and its 105 lumens ought to be plenty to tell if the burgers are medium or medium-rare. John Thompson,, 13 May 2023 Tables with stainless steel bases were topped by aluminum plates coated in glass fiber giving the appearance almost of a light plastic. ELLE Decor, 28 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glass fiber was in 1882

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“Glass fiber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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