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

However, the first edition of Glass was laid to rest in 2015 after a difficult run that was fraught with privacy concerns over its camera, leading Glass to be banned in some public locations. Alyssa Newcomb, NBC News, "Decades After Being Invented, Augmented Reality Finally Reaches the Masses," 12 Sep. 2017

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

First Known Use of lead glass

1849, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lead glass

Share lead glass

Statistics for lead glass

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for lead glass

The first known use of lead glass was in 1849

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on lead glass

See words that rhyme with lead glass

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lead glass

Comments on lead glass

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

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!