noun shut·ter \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

:  one that shuts
:  a usually movable cover or screen for a window or door
:  a mechanical device that limits the passage of light; especially :  a camera component that allows light to enter by opening and closing an aperture
:  the movable louvers in a pipe organ by which the swell box is opened
shut·ter·less \-ləs\ adjective

First Known Use of SHUTTER


Other Pictures (on film) Terms

daguerreotype, emulsion, fill, sepia, still, stop


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

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

May 30, 2015
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