noun lou·ver \ˈlü-vər\

: an opening in a door or window that has one or more slanted strips to allow air to flow in and out while keeping out rain and sun

: one of the slanted strips of a louver

Full Definition of LOUVER

:  a roof lantern or turret often with slatted apertures for escape of smoke or admission of light in a medieval building
a :  an opening provided with one or more slanted fixed or movable fins to allow flow of air but to exclude rain or sun or to provide privacy
b :  a finned or vaned device for controlling a flow of air or the radiation of light
c :  a fin or shutter of a louver
lou·vered also lou·vred \-vərd\ adjective

Variants of LOUVER

lou·ver or lou·vre \ˈlü-vər\

Origin of LOUVER

Middle English lover, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with LOUVER


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