spun glass


Definition of spun glass

1 : blown glass that has slender threads of glass incorporated in it

Examples of spun glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This seems to be more stable than for a non-spinning glass ball, which is pretty cool. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Spinning glass ball rejects light from one direction," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of spun glass

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Spun glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spun%20glass. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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