from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A soda-lime optical glass that is exceptionally hard and clear, with low refraction and low dispersion.
  • n. A form of window glass made by whirling a glass bubble to make a flat circular disk with a lump left in the center by the glass blower's rod.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See under Glass.
  • n. a variety of glass, used for making the finest plate or window glass, and consisting essentially of silicate of soda or potash and lime, with no admixture of lead; the convex half of an achromatic lens is composed of crown glass; -- so called from a crownlike shape given it in the process of blowing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A good quality of common blown window-glass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a glass blown into a globe which is later flattened and spun to form a disk
  • n. optical glass of low dispersion and low refractive index


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