adjective, often capitalized
plate·​glass | \ ˈplāt-ˈglas How to pronounce plateglass (audio) , -ˌglas \

Definition of plateglass

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

plate glass


Definition of plate glass (Entry 2 of 2)

: rolled, ground, and polished sheet glass

Examples of plateglass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The 1886 property housed various businesses before turning residential in the 1960s, and still has storefront-style plate glass windows that face the street. Marni Elyse Katz,, 12 May 2022 In February 2021, Esco pushed a woman through a plate glass window. Tony Aiello, CBS News, 15 Mar. 2022 Ruiz stopped at the plate glass windows of the EHCü Public Relations firm. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Jan. 2022 Police reportedly saw the man fall into a plate glass window at the ER. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 21 Nov. 2021 The downtown streets of Lubbock were coated in glass with 80 percent of the plate glass windows shattered. Heide Brandes, Chron, 19 Nov. 2021 Fieldstone walls - which helped ground the modernist building on a rural site - were used as a base for the upper floor of the house while floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows occupy its western façade, offering views of the wooded landscape. Troy Mcmullen, ABC News, 9 Nov. 2021 An investigation found that Harris' motorcycle struck a curb, throwing her from the vehicle and through the plate glass window of a nearby building. Tyler Aquilina,, 28 Oct. 2021 Insulated sliding doors that are tempered will withstand heat longer than standard plate glass. oregonlive, 31 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of plateglass


1968, in the meaning defined above


1728, in the meaning defined above

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“Plateglass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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