glasshouse

noun glass·house \ ˈglas-ˌhau̇s \
|Updated on: 26 May 2018

Definition of glasshouse

1 : a place where glass is made
2 chiefly British : greenhouse
3 British : a military prison

Examples of glasshouse in a Sentence

  1. a glasshouse for growing tropical plants

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First Known Use of glasshouse

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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