under glass

Definition of under glass

  1. :  in a glass container Most of the articles in the museum are preserved under glass.

Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

glassplay
  1. :  any of various amorphous materials formed from a melt by cooling to rigidity without crystallization: such as

    :  a usually transparent or translucent material consisting typically of a mixture of silicates

    :  a material (such as obsidian) produced by fast cooling of magma

  1. :  to provide with glass :  glaze

    :  to enclose, case, or wall with glass

    :  to make glassy


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