Definition of lehr in US English:


(also leer)


  • A furnace used for the annealing of glass.

    • ‘This system is used in almost all the annealing and decorating lehrs.’
    • ‘The annealing and decorating lehrs are among the best known products of the company.’
    • ‘Bowman lehrs can be sourced from factories in Pennsylvania in the USA and the Czech Republic.’
    • ‘They are then gradually cooled in an annealing oven known as a lehr.’
    • ‘We also do reconstruction and repair of lehrs previously installed by other manufacturers.’
    lecherous look, lascivious look, suggestive look, ogle, sly glance, stare
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Mid 17th century: of unknown origin.