One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The pane of glass in a window.
2As a mass noun: glass used for windowpanes.
Usually hyphenated. Designating a pair of spectacles with pieces of normal glass in place of lenses, for wearing, e.g., as part of a costume or as a fashion accessory.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Philip Sidney (1554–1586), author and courtier. From window + glass.
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