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[plek-si-glas, -glahs] /ˈplɛk sɪˌglæs, -ˌglɑs/

a brand name for a thermoplastic polymer of methyl methacrylate that is light in weight, resistant to weathering, capable of being bent when hot but returning to its original shape when reheated, used for signs.
trademark (US) a transparent plastic, polymethylmethacrylate, used for combs, plastic sheeting, etc

1935, proprietary name (Röhm & Haas) for a substance also sold as Perspex and Lucite. Often written incorrectly as plexiglass.


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