Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A material consisting of extremely fine glass fibers, used in making various products, such as yarns, fabrics, insulators, and structural objects or parts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a material made of fine glass fibers woven into a fabric-like form, and used in applications requiring heat resistance; it is also embedded in resins to make a pliable but strong composite material used as the main component of fishing rods and boat hulls, and replacing the sheet metal in some automobile bodies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US spelling of fibreglass

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

  • noun a covering material made of glass fibers in resins

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Examples

  • The polymer handle, reinforced with fiberglass, is stronger and lighter than traditional wooden handles, and is molded around the axe head.

    Gerber Sport Axe

  • This membrane of translucent fiberglass is made of a series of parallel and perpendicular continuous stripes, as if they had been sliced in two directions.

    Club NOX by Metro Arquitectura

  • The blend is then mixed with glass pigments to produce the brilliant colors; then it is covered in fiberglass and cools down to a smooth crystalline finish.

    Beach House With Transparent Glass Walls And A Modern Interior

  • In order to address the problem, officials have started encasing the signs in fiberglass, but people in Georgia have shotguns.

    Limericks

  • The polymer handle, reinforced with fiberglass, is stronger and lighter than traditional wooden handles, and is molded around the axe head.

    Gerber Sport Axe

  • The show mainly consists of sculptural pieces – be it wall-bound relief, free-standing and/or suspended? done in fiberglass, silicone and/or plastic.

    Out with the Old, In with the (Leroy) New « BAHAY TALINHAGA

  • Perhaps fiberglass is not as brittle as reinforced carbon-carbon (preventing a fracturing of the hull of Orion, a la the holing of the RCC on Columbia).

    Downplaying Internal Doubts About Ares - NASA Watch

  • The polymer handle, reinforced with fiberglass, is stronger and lighter than traditional wooden handles, and is molded around the axe head.

    Gerber Sport Axe

  • Its always nice to read well meaning NONSENSE such as that posted above by “Blue Jeans Baby » Comfortable Castle – Improving your home » Blog Archive” as they perpetuate the FALSE MYTH that fiberglass is carcinogenic.

    RECYCLED BLUE JEAN INSULATION by Bonded Logic | Inhabitat

  • I knew that they would find the right boat, this time in fiberglass, to succeed the old wooden boat they had wearied of maintaining.

    Aweigh

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