Definition of glost in English:



  • The second firing of ceramic ware, in which the glaze is fused.

    [as modifier] ‘a glost kiln’
    • ‘After the initial biscuit firing, all tableware is glazed by hand, before the glost firing.’
    • ‘The company had one main manufacturing issue, which was to improve the quality of glost pieces.’
    • ‘Saving on shelf space, no bisque pots waiting for the next glost firing - a bonus if you workshop is small’
    • ‘All our glost firing is done in tunnel kilns.’
    • ‘The kiln has a through draft, the flames from the furnace entering the glost oven.’
    • ‘This glost kiln produces combination of flatware and hollow-ware fired on refractory batts.’


Late 19th century: apparently a dialect alteration of gloss.