shutter


1shut·ter

noun \ˈshə-tər\

: 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

Full Definition of SHUTTER

1
:  one that shuts
2
:  a usually movable cover or screen for a window or door
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
:  the movable louvers in a pipe organ by which the swell box is opened
shut·ter·less \-ləs\ adjective

First Known Use of SHUTTER

1542

Other Pictures (on film) Terms

daguerreotype, emulsion, fill, sepia, still, stop

2shutter

transitive verb

: to cover (a window) with shutters

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

Full Definition of SHUTTER

1
:  to close by or as if by shutters <corporations shuttering their production plants>
2
:  to furnish with shutters

Examples of SHUTTER

  1. They locked the doors and shuttered the windows.
  2. They declared bankruptcy and shuttered the store.

First Known Use of SHUTTER

1826

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