plexiglass

noun

plex·​i·​glass ˈplek-si-ˌglas How to pronounce plexiglass (audio)
: a transparent acrylic plastic often used in place of glass

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Senior citizens settled on folding chairs set behind plexiglass shields and checked folks in and gave them their ballots. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2022 Surrounded by 2,000 small cutouts of more dead elephants, meticulously glued down, they were covered with plexiglass—so visitors could walk across the carcasses of the creatures. Town & Country, 1 Oct. 2022 In the next several months, the facade on her corner property will be improved and the plexiglass partitions on the inside will go away. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, 6 Nov. 2021 There were handwashing stations, temperature checks and plexiglass partitions -- all of which probably make only a small difference controlling this particular virus. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, 24 July 2021 Guests will notice some fresh décor, like plexiglass partitions between tables. New York Times, 17 June 2021 Others will benefit both workers and fans – such as the plexiglass partitions to cut down on transmission and ostensibly keep everyone healthier. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 13 May 2021 The Berkshire Theater Group in western Massachusetts put on a production in August with plexiglass partitions between the actors and temperature checks for the audience. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, 10 May 2021 The bar is blocked off and the waitress station has plexiglass. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 7 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

Etymology

alteration of Plexiglas

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plexiglass was in 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Plexiglass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plexiglass. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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plexiglass

noun

plex·​i·​glass ˈplek-si-ˌglas How to pronounce plexiglass (audio)
: a transparent acrylic plastic often used in place of glass
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