plateglass

adjective, often capitalized plate·glass \ ˈplāt-ˈglas , -ˌglas \
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

Definition of plateglass

: of, relating to, or being the British universities founded in the latter half of the 20th century — compare oxbridge, redbrick 2

First Known Use of plateglass

1968

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plate glass

noun

Definition of plate glass

: rolled, ground, and polished sheet glass

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First Known Use of plate glass

1728

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PLATEGLASS Defined for English Language Learners

plate glass

Definition of plate glass for English Language Learners

  • : large sheets of very clear and thick glass


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