cut glass


cut glass
noun
glass decorated by cutting or grinding facets (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑glassware, ↑glasswork

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noun
: glassware usually made of flint glass that is ornamented with patterns cut into its surface by an abrasive wheel and polished

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cut-glass, adj.
glass ornamented or shaped by cutting or grinding with abrasive wheels.
[1835-45]

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cut glass noun
Flint glass shaped by cutting or grinding
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Main Entry:cut

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cut glass UK US noun [uncountable]
glass with designs cut into its surface
Thesaurus: types and forms of glasshyponym

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cut glass,
glass shaped or decorated by grinding and polishing.

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n. glass that has been ornamented by having patterns cut into it by grinding and polishing

[as adj.] a cut-glass vase

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noun [noncount]
: glass with patterns cut into its surface for decoration
— often used before another noun

a cut-glass vase

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ˌcut ˈglass [cut glass] noun uncountable
glass with patterns cut in it

a cut-glass vase

For dinner, she brought out her cut glass and best china.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Cut glass — Glass Glass (gl[.a]s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. {Glare}, n., {Glaze}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cut-glass — adjective 1. ) made of cut glass: a cut glass bowl 2. ) BRITISH someone with a cut glass ACCENT speaks in a way that is typical of people from the highest social class …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • cut glass — n [U] glass that has patterns cut into its surface ▪ a cut glass decanter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut glass — noun uncount glass with designs cut into its surface …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cut glass — ► NOUN ▪ glass ornamented by having patterns cut into it …   English terms dictionary

  • cut glass — n. glass, esp. flint glass, shaped or ornamented by grinding and polishing …   English World dictionary

  • cut glass — cut′ glass′ n. cer glass ornamented or shaped by cutting or grinding with abrasive wheels • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • cut glass — also cut glass N UNCOUNT: oft N n Cut glass is glass that has patterns cut into its surface. ...a cut glass bowl …   English dictionary