Depression glass: Meaning and Definition of

Depres'sion glass"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. inexpensive, machine-pressed, usually transluscent glassware, including dishware, vases, etc., mass-produced in the U.S. from the late 1920s to the 1940s and often used as giveaways, as to induce customers to buy goods or movie tickets.
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