Definition of fibreglass in English:


(US fiberglass)


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.’