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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Our Lady stands behind the main altar, in a plexiglass box, through which the orb extends to be touched in prayer. Los Angeles Times, "Spain’s ‘Game of Thrones’ sites drew them. Barcelona and towns beyond bewitched them," 24 Aug. 2019 Before moving to National Avenue, the 20-foot-tall plexiglass advertising statue stood on Mission Boulevard outside Morris Car Wash and later at the old TyrTreds shop. Jose Carlos Fajardo, The Mercury News, "‘Big Mike’ towers over his 50th birthday party in Hayward," 18 Aug. 2019 The sheds are crowded with separate plexiglass-and-wood pens, hanging lamps and heating compartments. Elise Takahama, The Seattle Times, "‘I love ’em to death’: Kennewick woman gives home to hundreds of neglected tortoises," 5 Aug. 2019 The plexiglass panes were returned and taped, and the wood trim secured. Peggy Mcglone, Washington Post, "Out with the horses, in with the tigers: Why a major Japanese art exhibit is getting a makeover halfway through its run," 17 July 2019 Food appears in a proper wooden vestibule that looks like a bank teller window without the plexiglass; pick it up yourself and tote it to your table. Kara Baskin,, "When you’re in Cantina La Mexicana, Union Square is the same as it ever was," 25 June 2019 For our cover shot of Jake, a tarantula climbed up a thin piece of plexiglass set just a few inches in front of his nose. Shana Naomi Krochmal,, "How we got EW’s first-ever digital cover — spiders and all," 1 July 2019 Nearly every time Tayon Fleet-Davis walks into the Maryland football locker room, the junior running back’s eyes wander directly across from his own dressing stall to the one enclosed in plexiglass. Don Markus,, "One year after Jordan McNair's death, University of Maryland looks to remember and move forward," 12 June 2019 The pilot, not unlike New York and London cabbies, is also enclosed in their own plexiglass bubble, keeping sightlines of the horizon open for maximum views (and to keep you from backseat flying). Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "A First Look Inside Uber's Flying Taxis," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of plexiglass

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plexiglass

alteration of Plexiglas

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