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iron curtain

noun

Definition of iron curtain

  1. 1 :  an impenetrable barrier <the iron curtain between the ego and the unconscious — C. J. Rolo>

  2. 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



1819

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1819


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