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Lucite

[loo-sahyt] /ˈlu saɪt/
Trademark.
1.
a transparent or translucent plastic, any of a class of methyl methacrylate ester polymers.
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  • He got a block of Lucite, a foot square on the end by two and a half feet long, out of a closet under the chart table.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • He had built an underwater case for it from stainless steel and Lucite.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Both were dressed in what looked like workmen's overalls made of Lucite chain-mail, or knitted glow-worms.

    Freudian Slip Franklin Abel
  • When I got back to the office I thought I'd just turn on the Lucite and see what they might be up to next.

    Nine Men in Time Noel Miller Loomis
Word Origin and History for Lucite

1937, proprietary name (E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.) for a solid, transparent plastic, from Latin luc(i)-, from stem of lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)).

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