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glass

n. 1. [OED, a pane of glass, esp. the window of a coach etc.] count n. a pane of glass: Screw up the glass [i.e. roll up the car window] (Nas-sau). Use boards to keep your glasses from breaking [in preparing a house for a hurricane] (COB). 1981 He now boasts of his new office with glasses all around (Bahamas Air Bulletin, April). (Gen.)

2. [OED eyeglass (in singular →1813)] eyeglasses: Bring my glass! (Exuma). cf. SPEC

3. [OED water glass idem] a wooden frame with a glass window for viewing the ocean floor: You have your glass and you go to the shoal, you sight and you put that net down (Ragged).

Tags: count noun, noun

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Last update: 2011-05-01 20:30
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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