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windowpane

[win-doh-peyn] /ˈwɪn doʊˌpeɪn/
noun
1.
a plate of glass for filling a window sash within the frame.
2.
a flounder, Scophthalmus aquosus, occurring along the Atlantic coast of North America, characterized by the thinness and translucency of its body.
adjective
3.
designating or having a large, regular design of intersecting lines resembling a series of windowpanes:
a windowpane plaid sweater.
Origin of windowpane
1810-1820
1810-20; window + pane
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  • All the world seemed to be happy, to-night, perhaps to mock the misery of the girl with her head against the windowpane.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • Before Bangs could answer there was a rap on the windowpane.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Raindrops hung from the leaves of the lime trees and still glittered upon the windowpane.

    The Great Prince Shan E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The house itself was dark, but for a flicker of firelight on a windowpane.

  • By the aid of a ladder which he found in a corner, he climbed up and broke a windowpane and thus made his entrance.

    A Royal Prisoner Pierre Souvestre
  • I perceived it as clearly as a thing seen through a windowpane.

  • The agent paused in his recital and gazed fixedly at a bluebottle crawling up the windowpane.

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
  • But just then, all at once, something gave three taps on the windowpane.

    The Fairy Ring Various
  • We swung our fist through the windowpane, and we leapt out in a ringing rain of glass.

    Anthem Ayn Rand
  • I have seen what's worse—a woman's face looking at me through a windowpane.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for windowpane

windowpane

/ˈwɪndəʊˌpeɪn/
noun
1.
a sheet of glass in a window
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