Definition of Plexiglas in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplɛksɪɡlɑːs/


[mass noun] trademark, chiefly North American
A solid transparent plastic made of polymethyl methacrylate (the same material as Perspex or Lucite): panels of light-filtering Plexiglas [as modifier]: the smart Plexiglas cases of the contemporary art museum
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  • Although resembling a stone structure from the outside, from the interior the pyramid is seen to be constructed of translucent plexiglas panels over a wood framework.
  • Investigators have analyzed videos of vampire bats charging down plexiglas runways, and learned that they have evolved a novel running gait.
  • The door to the small plexiglas room was opened.


1930s: from Greek plēxis 'percussion' + glass.

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