glassware

glassware

[glas-wair, glahs-]
noun
articles of glass, especially drinking glasses.

Origin:
1705–15; glass + ware1

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glassware (ˈɡlɑːsˌwɛə)
 
n
articles made of glass

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glassware

any decorative article made of glass, often designed for everyday use. From very early times glass has been used for various kinds of vessels, and in all countries where the industry has been developed glass has been produced in a great variety of forms and kinds of decoration, much of it of great beauty. For the composition and properties of glass and the manufacture of various glass products such as glass containers, window glass, plate glass, optical glass, and glass fibres, see industrial glass.

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