Definition of glass fiber in English:

glass fiber

Syllabification: glass fi·ber

noun

  • 1A filament of glass.
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    • The modulator makes it possible to switch off and on a tiny laser beam and direct it into an ultrathin glass fiber.
    • A few vase sponges in the Caribbean have tiny calcium spicules that have an effect similar to that of glass fibre if rubbed against the softer parts of the skin.
    • With the steady growth of cable TV, and these companies using glass fibre cables much closer to the end-user, the total length of fibre-optic cable now laid is much greater than this figure.
  • 1.1chiefly British A strong plastic, textile, or other material containing embedded glass filaments for reinforcement.
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    • The material contains both glass fiber and mineral reinforcements.
    • The hulls are laminated inside and outside with fibre reinforced plastic composed of glass fibre and carbon laminates bound with vinyl ester and polyester resin.
    • The most important boron compound commercially is sodium borate, used in the manufacture of borosilicate glass, glass fiber insulation, and textile glass fiber.

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