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

  • n. A strong rolled and polished glass containing few impurities, used for mirrors and large windows.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. sheet glass; a type of glass, initially produced in plane form, commonly used for windows, windshields, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a fine kind of glass, cast in thick plates, and flattened by heavy rollers, -- used for mirrors and the best windows.
  • n. See under Glass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A superior kind of thick glass used for mirrors, and also for large panes in windows, shop-fronts, etc. (See Plate, 12.)

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

  • n. glass formed into large thin sheets


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  • After finishing the public schools, he left his home and went to Crystal City, Mo., to work in a plate glass factory in order to obtain enough money to pay his way to Jefferson, where he was to enter Lincoln Institute, the State College, and School of Mechanical Arts, for the Negroes in the State of Missouri.

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  • In my neighborhood is a one-roomed building with a plate glass front, upon which I observe a painter inscribing in red, white and blue letters the sign "Glory Mission".

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  • There were small walled-off offices on the right and a big open-plan work area on the left, behind a floor-to-ceiling plate glass screen.

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  • Inside, the huge space was divided lengthwise by a plate glass wall, on the far side of which was the bottling plant, its tiled floor and walls spotless, the machinery of the plant itself gleaming hygienically.

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  • They left the car in a huge underground car-park beneath a towering plate glass and chrome office block.

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  • Thanks to the two huge, plate glass windows in the back wall, any solution had to take the possibility of Mrs. Abrams into account.

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  • The gimmick was aural voyeurism: Cushioned headsets wired into the sides of each hexagonal table enabled the tipplers to eavesdrop on cockpit banter, and a wall of plate glass exposed a lateral view of the runway.

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  • Through the plate glass windows, the foggy streets looked like Frankenstein's idea of Club Med.

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  • Finest cut glass ware goblets were hurled at nice plate glass windows, . . . rosewood pianos piled in the street and burned or soldiers would get on top of them and kick the key-board and internal machinery all to pieces. . .


  • Arriving at Forsythe's office suite, she stepped up to the plate glass wall that separated it from the corridor.



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