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Definition of "frit" [frit]

  • The fused or partially fused materials used in making glass. (noun)
  • A vitreous substance used in making porcelain, glazes, or enamels. (noun)
  • To make into frit. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "frit" in a sentence
  • "In modern French, the term frit is generally reserved for fried potatoes (pommes frites), while fritters are known as beignets."
  • "A frit is a combination of a flux or several fluxes (lead, borax, boric acid, potassium carbonate) that is combined with other insoluble materials (quartz, feldspar, lime etc.), melted in a kiln to form an insoluble glass, and ground to be used as the base for making glazes."
  • "The insulated glass has a silk-screened pattern -- called a frit or fritting -- that reduces solar glare and helps birds identify it as a solid object."