from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A flat heat-proof surface, on which a gather of glass is rolled into shape.
  • v. To roll glass on a marver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stone, or cast-iron plate, or former, on which hot glass is rolled to give it shape.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In glass manufacturing, a slab or tablet, originally of marble, but now generally of polished cast-iron, placed on a suitable support or stand, and used by the glass-blower to impart, by rolling and pressing, a cylindrical form to the fused glass gathered upon the end of the blowpipe.
  • In glass manufacturing, to shape by means of a marver. Also maver.


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  • as in marve(luste)r??

    January 4, 2013

  • (n.) A flat steel plate used for picking up color chips or shaping molten glass on the end of a blowpipe or pipe with a rolling action.

    August 6, 2009