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A bar or rigid supporting strip between adjacent panes of glass.
- ‘Even window glazing bars, elements that do so much to give the detailed scale of Palladian and Neo-Classical architecture, were usually omitted from elevation drawings.’
- ‘So ductile iron was used for castings, mild steel was used for strengthening the main arches, and stainless steel replaced the 10 miles of glazing bars.’
- ‘On the outside we've removed the glazing bars to introduce a flat panel of glass.’
- ‘Sand every gloss surface thoroughly to provide a key for the next coat, including the glazing bars of windows.’
- ‘In the domes every glazing bar has been numbered, carefully dismantled, repaired and reassembled.’
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