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

Definition of plexiglass

: a transparent acrylic plastic often used in place of glass

Examples of plexiglass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside, three other women, wearing face masks and sitting in complete silence and separated by plexiglass, were in various stages of manicures and pedicures. Zandile Chiwanza,, 6 Aug. 2021 Only 26 people are allowed in the courtroom, where everyone is required to wear masks — except witnesses, while testifying in a witness box shield by plexiglass., 26 Apr. 2021 Inside, a woman stood behind a desk surrounded by plexiglass. Adam Elmahrek, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2021 Jurors sat apart from one another in the spectator gallery, and witnesses testified from the jury box and Judge Arthur Hill’s bench was surrounded by plexiglass. Megan Crepeau,, 24 Mar. 2021 The driver who is separated from the passengers by plexiglass. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Feb. 2021 Members of the House of Representatives are partitioned by plexiglass as the Utah State Legislature opens the 2021 legislative session at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, Jan. 19, 2021. Becky Jacobs, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Feb. 2021 In a year unlike any other, some Santa Claus performers have been meeting with children via Zoom or while separated by plexiglass, hoping to limit potential transmission of the virus while still hewing to tradition. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2020 The staff serving meals were separated by plexiglass, and all staff on the property was subject to testing. Dom Amore,, 8 Dec. 2020

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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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15 Sep 2021

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“Plexiglass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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