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 for Window glass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Glass \Glass\ (gl[.a]s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin
     to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf.
     AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. Glare, n., Glaze, v.
     t.]
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     1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent
        substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture,
        and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime,
        potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes
        and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for
        lenses, and various articles of ornament.
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     Note: Glass is variously colored by the metallic oxides;
           thus, manganese colors it violet; copper (cuprous),
           red, or (cupric) green; cobalt, blue; uranium,
           yellowish green or canary yellow; iron, green or brown;
           gold, purple or red; tin, opaque white; chromium,
           emerald green; antimony, yellow.
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     2. (Chem.) Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance,
        and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
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     3. Anything made of glass. Especially:
        (a) A looking-glass; a mirror.
        (b) A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time;
            an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a
            vessel is exhausted of its sand.
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                  She would not live
                  The running of one glass.         --Shak.
        (c) A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the
            contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous
            liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.
        (d) An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the
            plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears
            glasses.
        (e) A weatherglass; a barometer.
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     Note: Glass is much used adjectively or in combination; as,
           glass maker, or glassmaker; glass making or
           glassmaking; glass blower or glassblower, etc.
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     Bohemian glass, Cut glass, etc. See under Bohemian,
        Cut, etc.
  
     Crown glass, a variety of glass, used for making the finest
        plate or window glass, and consisting essentially of
        silicate of soda or potash and lime, with no admixture of
        lead; the convex half of an achromatic lens is composed of
        crown glass; -- so called from a crownlike shape given it
        in the process of blowing.
  
     Crystal glass, or Flint glass. See Flint glass, in the
        Vocabulary.
  
     Cylinder glass, sheet glass made by blowing the glass in
        the form of a cylinder which is then split longitudinally,
        opened out, and flattened.
  
     Glass of antimony, a vitreous oxide of antimony mixed with
        sulphide.
  
     Glass cloth, a woven fabric formed of glass fibers.
  
     Glass coach, a coach superior to a hackney-coach, hired for
        the day, or any short period, as a private carriage; -- so
        called because originally private carriages alone had
        glass windows. [Eng.] --Smart.
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              Glass coaches are [allowed in English parks from
              which ordinary hacks are excluded], meaning by this
              term, which is never used in America, hired
              carriages that do not go on stands.   --J. F.
                                                    Cooper.
  
     Glass cutter.
        (a) One who cuts sheets of glass into sizes for window
            panes, ets.
        (b) One who shapes the surface of glass by grinding and
            polishing.
        (c) A tool, usually with a diamond at the point, for
            cutting glass.
  
     Glass cutting.
        (a) The act or process of dividing glass, as sheets of
            glass into panes with a diamond.
        (b) The act or process of shaping the surface of glass by
            appylying it to revolving wheels, upon which sand,
            emery, and, afterwards, polishing powder, are applied;
            especially of glass which is shaped into facets, tooth
            ornaments, and the like. Glass having ornamental
            scrolls, etc., cut upon it, is said to be engraved.
  
     Glass metal, the fused material for making glass.
  
     Glass painting, the art or process of producing decorative
        effects in glass by painting it with enamel colors and
        combining the pieces together with slender sash bars of
        lead or other metal. In common parlance, glass painting
        and glass staining (see Glass staining, below) are used
        indifferently for all colored decorative work in windows,
        and the like.
  
     Glass paper, paper faced with pulvirezed glass, and used
        for abrasive purposes.
  
     Glass silk, fine threads of glass, wound, when in fusion,
        on rapidly rotating heated cylinders.
  
     Glass silvering, the process of transforming plate glass
        into mirrors by coating it with a reflecting surface, a
        deposit of silver, or a mercury amalgam.
  
     Glass soap, or Glassmaker's soap, the black oxide of
        manganese or other substances used by glass makers to take
        away color from the materials for glass.
  
     Glass staining, the art or practice of coloring glass in
        its whole substance, or, in the case of certain colors, in
        a superficial film only; also, decorative work in glass.
        Cf. Glass painting.
  
     Glass tears. See Rupert's drop.
  
     Glass works, an establishment where glass is made.
  
     Heavy glass, a heavy optical glass, consisting essentially
        of a borosilicate of potash.
  
     Millefiore glass. See Millefiore.
  
     Plate glass, a fine kind of glass, cast in thick plates,
        and flattened by heavy rollers, -- used for mirrors and
        the best windows.
  
     Pressed glass, glass articles formed in molds by pressure
        when hot.
  
     Soluble glass (Chem.), a silicate of sodium or potassium,
        found in commerce as a white, glassy mass, a stony powder,
        or dissolved as a viscous, sirupy liquid; -- used for
        rendering fabrics incombustible, for hardening artificial
        stone, etc.; -- called also water glass.
  
     Spun glass, glass drawn into a thread while liquid.
  
     Toughened glass, Tempered glass, glass finely tempered or
        annealed, by a peculiar method of sudden cooling by
        plunging while hot into oil, melted wax, or paraffine,
        etc.; -- called also, from the name of the inventor of the
        process, Bastie glass.
  
     Water glass. (Chem.) See Soluble glass, above.
  
     Window glass, glass in panes suitable for windows.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Window \Win"dow\, n. [OE. windowe, windoge, Icel. vindauga
     window, properly, wind eye; akin to Dan. vindue. ????. See
     Wind, n., and Eye.]
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     1. An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of
        light and air, usually closed by casements or sashes
        containing some transparent material, as glass, and
        capable of being opened and shut at pleasure.
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              I leaped from the window of the citadel. --Shak.
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              Then to come, in spite of sorrow,
              And at my window bid good morrow.     --Milton.
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     2. (Arch.) The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or
        other framework, which closes a window opening.
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     3. A figure formed of lines crossing each other. [R.]
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              Till he has windows on his bread and butter. --King.
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     4. a period of time in which some activity may be uniquely
        possible, more easily accomplished, or more likely to
        succeed; as, a launch window for a mission to Mars.
        [PJC]
  
     5. (Computers) a region on a computer display screen which
        represents a separate computational process, controlled
        more or less independently from the remaining part of the
        screen, and having widely varying functions, from simply
        displaying information to comprising a separate conceptual
        screen in which output can be visualized, input can be
        controlled, program dialogs may be accomplished, and a
        program may be controlled independently of any other
        processes occurring in the computer. The window may have a
        fixed location and size, or (as in modern Graphical User
        Interfaces) may have its size and location on the screen
        under the control of the operator.
        [PJC]
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     French window (Arch.), a casement window in two folds,
        usually reaching to the floor; -- called also French
        casement.
  
     Window back (Arch.), the inside face of the low, and
        usually thin, piece of wall between the window sill and
        the floor below.
  
     Window blind, a blind or shade for a window.
  
     Window bole, part of a window closed by a shutter which can
        be opened at will. [Scot.]
  
     Window box, one of the hollows in the sides of a window
        frame for the weights which counterbalance a lifting sash.
        
  
     Window frame, the frame of a window which receives and
        holds the sashes or casement.
  
     Window glass, panes of glass for windows; the kind of glass
        used in windows.
  
     Window martin (Zool.), the common European martin. [Prov.
        Eng.]
  
     Window oyster (Zool.), a marine bivalve shell ({Placuna
        placenta) native of the East Indies and China. Its valves
        are very broad, thin, and translucent, and are said to
        have been used formerly in place of glass.
  
     Window pane.
        (a) (Arch.) See Pane, n., 3
        (b) .
        (b) (Zool.) See Windowpane, in the Vocabulary.
  
     Window sash, the sash, or light frame, in which panes of
        glass are set for windows.
  
     Window seat, a seat arranged in the recess of a window. See
        Window stool, under Stool.
  
     Window shade, a shade or blind for a window; usually, one
        that is hung on a roller.
  
     Window shell (Zool.), the window oyster.
  
     Window shutter, a shutter or blind used to close or darken
        windows.
  
     Window sill (Arch.), the flat piece of wood, stone, or the
        like, at the bottom of a window frame.
  
     Window swallow (Zool.), the common European martin. [Prov.
        Eng.]
  
     Window tax, a tax or duty formerly levied on all windows,
        or openings for light, above the number of eight in houses
        standing in cities or towns. [Eng.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  window glass
      n 1: sheet glass cut in shapes for windows or doors [syn:
           pane, pane of glass, window glass]

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