from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A material consisting of extremely fine glass fibers, used in making various products, such as yarns, fabrics, insulators, and structural objects or parts. Also called spun glass.
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- n. US spelling of fibreglass
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
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- n. a covering material made of glass fibers in resins
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The show mainly consists of sculptural pieces – be it wall-bound relief, free-standing and/or suspended? done in fiberglass, silicone and/or plastic.
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.
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).
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.
The polymer handle, reinforced with fiberglass, is stronger and lighter than traditional wooden handles, and is molded around the axe head.
In order to address the problem, officials have started encasing the signs in fiberglass, but people in Georgia have shotguns.
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.
I knew that they would find the right boat, this time in fiberglass, to succeed the old wooden boat they had wearied of maintaining.
Everybody who has held a fly rod says, "Gee, fiberglass is really light."
Glass fiber, known as fiberglass or glass wool, is used more than any other insulation material: it's cheap, easy to install, and resists fire and moisture.