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[mass noun] A transparent plastic (polycarbonate) of high impact strength, used for cockpit canopies, bulletproof screens, etc.
- ‘Aluminum and steel have become popular for frame components, while the most widely used materials for armor are aluminum, Lexan, steel, and titanium.’
- ‘The polycarbonate trademarked as Lexan is used in ‘bulletproof’ glass and in astronaut's helmets.’
- ‘There is no such thing as ‘hard’ polycarbonate, AKA Lexan.’
- ‘There are three arenas built with Lexan and steel.’
- ‘The basic materials palette consists of corrugated Galvalume, Lexan, plywood, Luan, and oriented strand board.’
1950s: an invented name.
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