Plexiglas

Plexiglas

[plek-si-glas, -glahs]
Trademark.
a brand name for a thermoplastic polymer of methyl methacrylate that is light in weight, resistant to weathering, capable of being bent when hot but returning to its original shape when reheated, used for signs
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Plexiglas (ˈplɛksɪˌɡlɑːs)
 
n
(US) trademark a transparent plastic, polymethylmethacrylate, used for combs, plastic sheeting, etc

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Plexiglas
1935, proprietary name (Röhm & Haas) for a substance also sold as Perspex and Lucite.
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