iron curtain


iron curtain

noun

Definition of IRON CURTAIN

1
:  an impenetrable barrier <the iron curtain between the ego and the unconscious — C. J. Rolo>
2
:  a political, military, and ideological barrier that cuts off and isolates an area; specifically often capitalized :  one formerly isolating an area under Soviet control

First Known Use of IRON CURTAIN

1819

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