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1British A cloth covered with powdered glass or other abrasive, used for smoothing and polishing.
2[mass noun] Woven fabric of fine-spun glass thread.
- ‘The grips are made of an industrial material consisting of a continuous filament glass cloth material with an epoxy resin binder.’
- ‘The sheets are made in three series - cast polymer, mica, and glass cloth - and sold two sizes in various colors.’
- ‘Researchers have successfully tested the coating on cotton fabric and glass cloth using pesticides, including the nerve agent simulant methyl parathion.’
- ‘Polyesters impregnated into glass cloth or fibers forms a composite with strength approaching that of steel.’
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