glass house

glasshouse

[glas-hous, glahs-]
noun, plural glasshouses [glas-hou-ziz, glahs-] .
1.
a glassworks.
2.
Chiefly British. a green-house.
3.
British Informal. a military prison.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English glas hous. See glass, house

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glasshouse (ˈɡlɑːsˌhaʊs)
 
n
1.  (Brit) a glass building, esp a greenhouse, used for growing plants in protected or controlled conditions
2.  obsolete, informal chiefly (Brit) a military detention centre
3.  (US) another word for glassworks

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