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shutter

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noun shut·ter \ˈshə-tər\

Simple Definition of shutter

  • : one of a pair of outside covers for a window that open and close like a door

  • : the part of a camera that opens to allow light in when a picture is taken

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shutter

  1. 1 :  one that shuts

  2. 2 :  a usually movable cover or screen for a window or door

  3. 3 :  a mechanical device that limits the passage of light; especially :  a camera component that allows light to enter by opening and closing an aperture

  4. 4 :  the movable louvers in a pipe organ by which the swell box is opened

shutterless play \-ləs\ adjective

1542

First Known Use of shutter

1542

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shutter

transitive verb shut·ter

Simple Definition of shutter

  • : to cover (a window) with shutters

  • : to close (a business, store, etc.) for a period of time or forever

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shutter

  1. 1 :  to close by or as if by shutters <corporations shuttering their production plants>

  2. 2 :  to furnish with shutters

Examples of shutter in a sentence

  1. They locked the doors and shuttered the windows.

  2. They declared bankruptcy and shuttered the store.



1826

First Known Use of shutter

1826


SHUTTER Defined for Kids

shutter

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noun shut·ter \ˈshə-tər\

Definition of shutter for Students

  1. 1 :  a usually movable cover for the outside of a window

  2. 2 :  a device in a camera that opens to let in light when a picture is taken





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