safety glass


: transparent material that is made by laminating a sheet of transparent plastic between sheets of clear glass and is used especially for windows (as of automobiles) likely to be subjected to shock or impact

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The skylight, built with safety glass, permits foot traffic and allows ample light and views to the floor below. R. Daniel Foster, Forbes, 16 July 2022 For example, one of the videos — which does not appear to violate YouTube’s policies — shows how to shoot through car safety glass. Joshua Eaton, NBC News, 20 May 2022 That prompted the Louvre to encase the painting in safety glass, Reuters reports. Antonia Mufarech, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 May 2022 Its sliding keyboard tray discreetly contains your keyboard under its two panes of safety glass. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 25 Feb. 2021 Surveillance video from Friday evening showed a masked man walking up a staircase toward the office's closed door, using an ax to smash the window, and wrenching the safety glass from the frame before calmly walking away. Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News, 23 Dec. 2020 According to Brown's arrest warrant, the flashlight was equipped with a special tip to break car safety glass and the trooper used it as a baton to hit him. Fox News, 16 Dec. 2020 Jackson’s chief of operations, Darnell Brown, said offices were outfitted with safety glass and hand sanitizers to try to accommodate employees. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 13 Nov. 2020 Consider wearing safety glasses if using liquids that might splash and get into your eyes. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of safety glass was in 1912

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“Safety glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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