plexiglass

noun

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

Examples of plexiglass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Related article Colorful paintings of daily life uncovered in 4,300-year-old Egyptian tomb The pages are preserved behind plexiglass, kept in two lockable wooden boxes. Lianne Kolirin, CNN, 3 Apr. 2024 The lanky son of Cold War-era Soviet emigres to the U.S. appears at occasional Moscow court sessions where he is kept penned in a plexiglass enclosure. Dan Morrison, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2024 And cracking the case required a more sophisticated approach to going after retail crime than shuttering stores or locking up deodorant behind plexiglass. Jeannette Neumann, Fortune, 20 Mar. 2024 Here, mounted atop an ornate wooden dresser, is a plexiglass display box fastened to a sturdy base. Michael Finkel, Town & Country, 27 June 2023 Seifert said Mackey plans to install plexiglass around the well, similar to a bank teller's window, so customers can view the attraction. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 8 Mar. 2024 In the jail’s cramped visitor booths, Coleman’s family would hold Jocelyne up to the plexiglass to see her father and put the telephone to her small ear to hear his voice. Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2024 The iPhone 14 Pro, for example, has seven lens elements (layers of glass or plexiglass) stacked above the camera sensor. Julian Chokkattu, WIRED, 26 Feb. 2024 There was Taylor, clad in a black tank top, leaning over a plexiglass railing in full view for fans and photographers alike. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 11 Feb. 2024

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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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“Plexiglass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plexiglass. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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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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