Share this entry

lehr Line breaks: lehr
(also leer)

Definition of lehr in English:


A furnace used for the annealing of glass.
Example sentences
  • They are then gradually cooled in an annealing oven known as a lehr.
  • Bowman lehrs can be sourced from factories in Pennsylvania in the USA and the Czech Republic.
  • The annealing and decorating lehrs are among the best known products of the company.


Mid 17th century: of unknown origin.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
a stupid person