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A solid transparent plastic made of polymethyl methacrylate (the same material as Perspex or Lucite)
- ‘The door to the small plexiglas room was opened.’
- ‘Although resembling a stone structure from the outside, from the interior the pyramid is seen to be constructed of translucent plexiglas panels over a wood framework.’
- ‘Investigators have analyzed videos of vampire bats charging down plexiglas runways, and learned that they have evolved a novel running gait.’
- ‘Special earplugs, plexiglas screens, and alternate seating arrangements are among the possible solutions.’
- ‘The abstract plexiglas etchings are composed of straight-edged shapes.’
1930s: from Greek plēxis ‘percussion’ + glass.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.