Definition of glass fiber in English:

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glass fiber

Pronunciation: /ˈɡlas ˌfībər/

noun

1A filament of glass.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: glass fi·ber

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