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fi·ber·glass

 (fī′bər-glăs′)
n.
1. A material consisting of extremely fine glass fibers, used in making various products, such as yarns, fabrics, insulators, and structural objects or parts. Also called spun glass.
2. A lightweight, durable material consisting of synthetic resin reinforced with such fibers, used in applications such as roofing and boatbuilding.
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fi′ber•glass`

or fi′ber glass`,



n.
a material consisting of extremely fine filaments of glass that are combined in yarn and woven into fabrics, used in masses as an insulator, or embedded in resins to make boat hulls, fishing rods, and the like.
[1935–40]
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fi·ber·glass

(fī′bər-glăs′)
A material made up of very fine fibers of glass. Fiberglass is resistant to heat and fire and is used to make various products, such as building insulation and boat hulls. Because the fibers in fiberglass are capable of transmitting light around curves, fiberglass is an important component of fiber optics.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiberglass - a covering material made of glass fibers in resinsfiberglass - a covering material made of glass fibers in resins
covering material - a material used by builders to cover surfaces
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Translations
sklolaminát
glasfiber
lasikuitu
stakloplastika
ガラス繊維
섬유 유리
glasfiber
ใยแก้ว
thủy tinh sợi

fiberglass

لِيْف زُجَاجيّ sklolaminát glasfiber Glasfaser φάιμπεργκλας fibra de vidrio lasikuitu fibre de verre stakloplastika fibra di vetro ガラス繊維 섬유 유리 glasvezel glassfiber włókno szklane fibra de vidro стекловолокно glasfiber ใยแก้ว cam yünü thủy tinh sợi 玻璃纤维
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NIST Standard Reference Material (SRM) 1450c is a high-density fibrous glass board utilized as a reference material for thermal resistance measurements.
The thermoset composite material and railroad crosstie may further comprise a fibrous glass material in the form of unbundled fibers and/or one more glass mat encapsulated within the thermoset composite material.
(5) Furthermore, the injection studies relied upon by Dodson and colleagues include investigations in which 3 of 25 animals injected with fibrous glass developed mesothelioma.
NADCAACR 2013, 4.18-4.21.5 specifically covers proper cleaning and resurfacing of fibrous glass surfaces.
The Swagelok tubing bundle is insulated with non-wicking, fibrous glass insulation and covered with a tough PVC or urethane jacket.
Surrounded by a fibrous glass, absorption-resistant insulation and a thermoplastic jacket, this tubing has uses in steam supply, condensate return, gas and liquid transport lines, or other applications in which weatherproofing and energy conservation are important.
Surrounded by a fibrous glass, absorption-resistant insulation and a thermoplastic jacket, the tubing can be used in gas and liquid transport lines or other applications m which weatherproofing and energy conservation are important.
Contaminants to be sampled for include asbestos, lead, dioxins, silica, calcite and gypsum, fibrous glass, and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, which are common byproducts of combustion.