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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahy-ber-glas, -glahs]
    • /ˈfaɪ bərˌglæs, -ˌglɑs/
    • /ˈfaɪ.bəˌɡlɑːs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-ber-glas, -glahs]
    • /ˈfaɪ bərˌglæs, -ˌglɑs/

Definitions of fiberglass word

  • noun fiberglass a material consisting of extremely fine filaments of glass that are combined in yarn and woven into fabrics, used in masses as a thermal and acoustical insulator, or embedded in various resins to make boat hulls, fishing rods, and the like. 1
  • verb with object fiberglass to cover or form with fiberglass. 1
  • verb without object fiberglass to use or work with fiberglass. 1
  • noun fiberglass A reinforced plastic material composed of glass fibers embedded in a resin matrix. 1
  • noun fiberglass material from glass fibres 1
  • noun fiberglass spun from glass fibres 1

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Origin of fiberglass

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1935-40; fiber + glass

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Parts of speech for Fiberglass


fiberglass popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fiberglass usage trend in Literature

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