Definition of plate glass in English:

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plate glass

Pronunciation: /ˈˌplāt ˈɡlas/


(often as modifier plate-glass)
Thick fine-quality glass, typically used for doors and store windows and originally cast in plates.
Example sentences
  • Tropical fish moved languidly behind plate glass, while behind another panel of plate glass kitchen staff were at work with somewhat more vigour.
  • One night, Casey, our pit bull terrier, spotted a skunk drinking from a water bowl and crashed through our 14-foot plate glass window to get at the critter.
  • They were amazed by the destruction and couldn't help but be horribly depressed when they saw the neighborhood through the unbroken plate glass window of Pony's store.

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Syllabification: plate glass

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