lead glass

noun

Definition of lead glass

: glass containing a high proportion of lead oxide and having extraordinary clarity and brilliance

Examples of lead glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The property at 4125 Junius St. features a large front patio with detailed design work and a large double front door with original wood and lead glass designs. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, 31 July 2021 Tableware made of lead glass, a British innovation of the late 1600s, could be faceted too, the better to glitter by candlelight. Susan Delson, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021 Techs and physicians wear lead glasses but are about six times as likely to develop cataracts. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 3 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of lead glass

1808, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lead glass was in 1808

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Last Updated

20 Aug 2021

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“Lead glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20glass. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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