Definition of safety glass in US English:

safety glass


  • 1Glass that has been toughened or laminated so that it is less likely to splinter when broken.

    • ‘Luckily the back window of the car is safety glass and just shattered.’
    • ‘The boxes are display cabinets, and are made of three layers of laminated glass: two sheets of partially toughened safety glass sandwich an inner leaf of the toughened material.’
    • ‘Laminated safety glass or fire-resistant plastics are mandatory for the fire windows in Funny Car.’
    • ‘Instead of the wooden slats that run along the side of the crib, Skinner's ‘air crib’ had sound-absorbing walls and a large picture window made of safety glass.’
    • ‘Made to exacting standards, their frameless showers are constructed from toughened safety glass, (either clear or crystal), and can be installed in almost any space or over any existing shower base.’
    • ‘There were concerns that the toughened laminated safety glass would prove slippy for small, stockinged feet.’
    • ‘The gun went off, taking out a glass table top that shattered into four-carat chunks of safety glass.’
    • ‘Consequently, draperies, as well as plumbing and electrical fixtures, have been modified, and patients staying in the tastefully decorated rooms will see themselves reflected in mirrors made of safety glass.’
    • ‘Laminated safety glass frees architects from strict reliance on opaque structural materials.’
    • ‘When we bought our house, the home inspector said the sliding glass door did not have safety glass, and he recommended replacement to prevent injury.’
    • ‘Various forms of laminated and safety glass are also available to withstand impact, bullets or explosion.’
    • ‘Vanceva [R] is the only laminated safety glass available in over 1000 colours.’
    • ‘Kiefer Built's new electric-powered 24 by 24 inch feed doors are manufactured with automotive safety glass and aluminum window guards.’
    • ‘Paragon Glass Industries, for example, makes Naturalam decorative laminated safety glass using natural wood interlayers.’
    • ‘All clerestories face due north and are further protected from direct sunlight by eyebrow-like laminated sunscreens of safety glass.’
    • ‘Beyond the unusual look of the car, it incorporated many new features considered standard today, such as seat belts, disc brakes, safety glass, and independent suspension.’
    • ‘The cabinet doors are made of laminated safety glass - whose natural color is light green - to match the counters.’
    • ‘Toughened safety glass for balustrades and fencing is 6, 8 or 10 mm thick.’
    • ‘At the Corning Museum, displays tell the stories of various inventors' discoveries: the development of safety glass, the automated bottle maker, fiberglass, fiber-optic cable.’
    • ‘After all, we've had plastic pint glasses for years now, so making them from safety glass is just a variation.’
  • 2safety glassesToughened glasses or goggles for protecting the eyes when using power tools or industrial or laboratory equipment.

    • ‘With either tool, always wear gloves and safety glasses.’
    • ‘Pruning thorny rose shrubs requires sturdy, thorn-proof gloves and safety glasses to protect your eyes.’
    • ‘Seventy percent or more of participants reported never using safety glasses, dust masks or respirators, face shields, gloves, or protective clothing when they made jewelry.’
    • ‘Remember to wear safety glasses, glass gloves, and a light cost to protect your arms from getting cut.’
    • ‘From a safety perspective it is a good idea to wear safety glasses or goggles and heavy-duty work gloves to prevent you from cutting your hands and fingers.’
    • ‘Additionally, students pictured are wearing safety glasses and proper clothing.’
    • ‘Then he sighed taking off his safety glasses and tool belt.’
    • ‘Many tasks for which an air compressor is used require safety glasses or goggles, protective clothing and a dust or paint-filtering mask’
    • ‘A few items you should have are gloves, boots, safety glasses / goggles, and wear old clothes in case bleach comes in contact with them.’
    • ‘Face shields are a secondary line of defense - you'll need to wear safety glasses or goggles besides the face shield.’
    • ‘Protect your eyes from gypsum dust by wearing safety glasses or goggles.’
    • ‘All workers must wear hard hats and safety glasses and those working on structures must be tied off with a full body harness.’
    • ‘But workers at the factory here wear safety glasses, and the equipment has automatic cut-offs to prevent workers from losing fingers.’
    • ‘Always wear goggles or safety glasses when sawing or nailing.’
    • ‘Experts recommend that all mailroom employees wear latex gloves, masks and safety glasses while sorting and processing the mail.’
    • ‘Wear gloves to handle the slate and always wear safety glasses or goggles when cutting.’
    • ‘Employees in the hazardous area have been supplied with safety glasses to protect their eyes but won't wear them despite being repeatedly asked to do so.’
    • ‘You need to keep them away from children, and wear shoes and safety glasses when you're using them.’
    • ‘Goggles or safety glasses should be worn whenever hammering, prying, or cutting materials.’
    • ‘Goggles or safety glasses might reduce the risks of transmission.’


safety glass

/ˈseɪfti ɡlæs//ˈsāftē ɡlas/