Definition of glass ceiling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


glass ceiling

BrE BrE//ˌɡlɑːs ˈsiːlɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡlæs ˈsiːlɪŋ//
[usually singular]
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the way in which unfair attitudes can stop women, or other groups, from getting the best jobs in a company, etc. although there are no official rules to prevent them from getting these jobs
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glass ceiling