|fibreglass or (US) fiberglass (ˈfaɪbəˌɡlɑːs)|
|1.||material consisting of matted fine glass fibres, used as insulation in buildings, in fireproof fabrics, etc|
|2.||a fabric woven from this material or a light strong material made by bonding fibreglass with a synthetic resin; used for car bodies, boat hulls, etc|
|fiberglass or (US) fiberglass|
|fiberglass (fī'bər-glās') Pronunciation Key
A material made up of very fine fibers of glass. Fiberglass is resistant to heat and fire and is used to make various products, such as building insulation and boat hulls. Because the fibers in fiberglass are capable of transmitting light around curves, fiberglass is an important component of fiber optics.