Meaning of fibreglass in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfʌɪbəɡlɑːs/


mass noun
  • 1A reinforced plastic material composed of glass fibres embedded in a resin matrix.

    ‘Known for their innovative designs and pioneering technology, they were the first to use pressed steel, welded wire, fibreglass reinforced plastics and moulded plywood in furniture design and manufacture.’
    • ‘The cost of one of these Sea Cat fibreglass reinforced plastic boats with a 25 hp outboard engine is 3,000 euros.’
    • ‘It can also be used on plastics and fiberglass and for polishing stainless steel, high carbon steel, or bronze.’
    • ‘What won't be exposed aluminum will be covered with a material called AZDEL, a black plastic composite made of fiberglass and plastic formed into thin sheets, like a vinyl wrap.’
    • ‘When the molds dried, they were cut off the model and filled with flesh-colored polyester resin reinforced with fiberglass.’
    • ‘The receiver is molded from a steel reinforced fiberglass and polymer matrix.’
    • ‘Kaolin today is used in making paper, plastics, rubber, paints, fibreglass, ceramics, some foods, sunscreen lotion, and many other products.’
    • ‘Typically an acrylic tub is crafted from a mixture of high-grade sanitary acrylics, ceramic powders, polyester resins, and fiberglass.’
    • ‘Straw, cattails and wool are used in earth plasters; fiberglass is added to cement stucco.’
    • ‘Well firstly the rugged fibreglass reinforced ABS plastic and polycarbonate case has been surrounded by a rubber over moulding, which provides a secure, ergonomic grip.’
    • ‘Our antifouling paint sales are up, or fiberglass composites and resins are up, and our primers and other related products are up.’
    • ‘If the gap in the duct connection is larger than 1/4 inch use fiberglass reinforcing membrane in addition to mastic.’
    • ‘Razor blades can be used but care must be taken to not scratch the surface, especially with fiberglass and plastic surfaces.’
    • ‘Another approach is to use a manufactured shell - typically of molded acrylic reinforced with fiberglass.’
    • ‘Window frames are available in a variety of materials including aluminum, wood, vinyl, and fiberglass.’
    • ‘The place where a right-angled piece of metal landed became the corner of the picture, which was created using fibreglass resin, paint and natural materials from the site itself.’
    • ‘Others, such as asphalt / fiberglass composites, lightweight concrete, and coated-metal tile, are products of the technological revolution.’
    • ‘We can work on various surfaces such as cast iron, plastic, fibreglass and of course ceramic.’
    • ‘The hull is constructed of a solid laminate of fiberglass and resin with no core materials.’
    • ‘Originally made of steamed canvas and glue, hard hats also appeared in aluminum and fiberglass before plastic prevailed.’
  • 2A textile fabric made from woven glass filaments.

    ‘It is a tightly woven, black, fiberglass mesh that is purchased locally from a provider in Yuma.’
    • ‘The hull, decks and superstructure of these models are constructed of fiberglass composites using chopped strand and woven fiberglass fabrics.’
    • ‘A good quality kite made from treated ripstop spinnaker cloth and fibreglass spars starts at about $10.’
    • ‘They offer a range of professional services, including acrylic, fibreglass, silk and gel nail-extensions, natural nail wraps, manicures, pedicures and nail art.’
    • ‘Fiberglass felts, or a combination of fiberglass and polyester, can also be used.’
    • ‘As mentioned earlier, synthetic materials have greatly contributed to reducing the weight of saddles, in particular fiberglass, or carbon fiber trees.’
    • ‘In an effort to keep pests off the parsnips we began cloaking the beds with Agrofabric, a translucent, permeable rowcover made of woven fiberglass.’
    • ‘The Coast Guard rejected as ‘not good practice’ Mako's initial proposal to laminate fiberglass cloth over existing gel coat.’
    • ‘Unlike surfboards, snowboards are usually laminated using fiberglass cloth that has been preimpregnated with epoxy and allowed to cure.’
    • ‘The hulls and decks are built with hand-laid layers of fiberglass cloth for a uniform structure with high strength and durability.’
    • ‘The hull is constructed with a minimum of seven layers of hand-laid fiberglass cloth.’
    • ‘The unusual roof, which is made of a translucent fiberglass fabric, allows for natural grass, which players appreciate.’
    • ‘Focusing on the jacket, the pieces show the evolution of tailoring from its hand-sewn roots in chalked pinstripes to a Space Age fibreglass jacket worn with aluminium shoes and face mask.’