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

  • noun mostly British usage Same as fiberglass.

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  • noun silica based glass extruded into fibers that possess a length at least 1000 times greater than their width.
  • noun a composite material made from fine fibres of spun glass held together with resin. (Also called Glass-Reinforced Plastic.)

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  • noun a covering material made of glass fibers in resins


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  • My father made two canoes out of fibreglass. The first took months. I was so excited about what we were going do with it. On its maiden voyage in the Goulbourn it tipped upside down - to this day there are stories about whose paddle was entangled in whose fishing line - and escaped down the river. The Goulbourn's rapids were unforgiving :-( Another fiberglass canoe was built to replace it. I suggested we call this one RockDodger and my father glared at me witheringly.

    August 1, 2008