fibreglass

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From fibre +‎ glass.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪbəɡlɑːs/
  • Hyphenation: fi‧bre‧glass

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fibreglass (usually uncountable, plural fibreglasses) (British spelling)

  1. Silica based glass extruded into fibers that possess a length at least 1000 times greater than their width.
  2. Ellipsis of fibreglass wool.
  3. A composite material made from fine fibres of spun glass held together with resin.

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(silica glass fibre (material)):

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fibreglass (third-person singular simple present fibreglasses, present participle fibreglassing, simple past and past participle fibreglassed)

  1. To apply fibreglass to.
    to fibreglass the hull of a fishing-boat

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