plex·​i·​glass | \ ˈplek-si-ˌglas How to pronounce plexiglass (audio) \

Definition of plexiglass

: a transparent acrylic plastic often used in place of glass

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Behind plexiglass, microherbs are carefully plucked and placed on every plate. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How urban farms in New York schools are raising food to fight inequality," 27 Sep. 2018 Originally, Shannon wanted to replace the ugly faux wood shleves with pieces of glass or plexiglass cut to fit. Wendy Manwarren Generes, Country Living, "How to Give a Simple Thrift Store Bar Cart a Makeover," 9 Oct. 2014 The one extra spot not usually found in campers is the boat steering wheel, which looks out the front of the camper and huge plexiglass windows. Megan Barber, Curbed, "This $67K camper is also a boat," 5 Sep. 2018 Applying the Tiffany process to a backboard—replacing plexiglass with stained glass—was a leap of faith that required a dedicated hoop head to conceive. Ben Golliver,, "Look But Don’t Dunk: Meet the NBA's New Bling King of Luxury Backboards," 14 Feb. 2018 And police are investigating whether the storm is responsible for the death of a 66-year-old man who crashed through a plexiglass roof in the Netherlands. Amanda Erickson, Washington Post, "A windstorm so bad it toppled trucks and blew the roofs off buildings," 18 Jan. 2018 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

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First Known Use of plexiglass

1935, in the meaning defined above

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