plex·i·glass | \ˈplek-si-ˌglas \

Definition of plexiglass 

: a transparent acrylic plastic often used in place of glass

Examples of plexiglass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Noting the disappointed look on Keelan’s adorable face, Connolly banged on the plexiglass to show that the next puck was intended for Keelan. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "Capitals owner Ted Leonsis offers seats, plans to meet girl who wanted puck," 18 Apr. 2018 That’s the one with a swimming pool, although it is covered by plexiglass as part of the dance floor. Mel Shields, sacbee, "Lots of laughs, love on stage," 4 May 2018 David Blaine has entombed himself in a plexiglass cube over the Thames in London, in a plastic box at one of Donald Trump’s Manhattan properties, in a giant ball of water at Lincoln Center. Allison Stewart,, "David Blaine is going to go himself one better, which is saying something," 13 June 2018 That plexiglass patch is the heart of the committee’s half-million-dollar fundraising effort. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "What’s behind ’60s-era paneling at El Korah Shrine? A ballroom’s worth of ’20s art.," 12 July 2018 Fly fishing displays include antique rods, reels and numerous delicate flies in plexiglass boxes. John Goodspeed, San Antonio Express-News, "German hunting, fishing museum spans history back to the stone age," 14 June 2018 And of course, the whole front part is going to be made out of the plexiglass. Amy Parlapiano,, "Inside the Making of A Snackadium Masterpiece," 31 Jan. 2018 The library’s security was also low-key at the time, consisting mainly of a plexiglass box and a middle-aged librarian named Betty Jean Gooch (played in the film by Ann Dowd). Mike Miller,, "Teenagers Who Famously Tried to Steal Millions from a College Library on Their 'Extreme' Story," 29 May 2018 The lights have layers of plexiglass sandwiched in oblong boxes. Arlene Hirst, New York Times, "What’s Hot (and Cool) in Home Lighting," 8 May 2018

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

See More

First Known Use of plexiglass

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plexiglass

alteration of Plexiglas

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about plexiglass

Share plexiglass

Dictionary Entries near plexiglass








Statistics for plexiglass

Last Updated

27 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for plexiglass

The first known use of plexiglass was in 1935

See more words from the same year

Comments on plexiglass

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


evasion of direct action or statement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!