glass·​house ˈglas-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce glasshouse (audio)
: a place where glass is made
chiefly British : greenhouse
British : a military prison

Examples of glasshouse in a Sentence

a glasshouse for growing tropical plants
Recent Examples on the Web The folks in Turin have done away with the glasshouse completely but devised a nifty way to protect your neck. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 18 Aug. 2023 According to Marc Hachadourian, NYBG’s director of glasshouse horticulture and senior curator of orchids, orchids were gifted to socialites and movie stars of the 1920s by horticulturists to increase their popularity. Isiah Magsino, Town & Country, 16 Feb. 2023 This year’s display was a collaboration between Andy Pratt, director of gardens and glasshouse, and Ryan Sandy, manager of exhibitions. Paris Wolfe, cleveland, 27 Jan. 2023 The glasshouse is vast and the pillars supporting the roof are narrow, allowing sunlight to flood the interior, while the view out to the Spirit of Ecstasy ornament, far ahead of me at the end of that regal procession of bonnet, is uninterrupted. Ben Oliver, Robb Report, 10 Dec. 2022 The 1,518-square-foot glasshouse is meant to resemble a flower opening its petals, hinting at the flora and fauna housed inside. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 12 July 2022 The indoor galleries lead into a glasshouse with a stunning, suspended 100-foot-long sculpture in vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 30 June 2022 Like those electric trucks, the smaller Volta Zero EVs feature airy, glasshouse-style cabs and a seating position that's lower than comparable trucks with internal combustion engines. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 1 May 2022 There is a large glasshouse to invite natural light in what is otherwise a small space and the roof is finished in glossy noir to add to the tech gadget aesthetic. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of glasshouse was in the 14th century

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“Glasshouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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