bamboo curtain

noun, often capitalized B&C

Definition of bamboo curtain

: a political, military, and ideological barrier isolating an area of eastern Asia

Examples of bamboo curtain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one shot from a bamboo curtain shop outside Ho Chi Minh, Huy uses his Nikon D800E to immortalize the traditional art of stringing curtains. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "From Skinning Coconuts to Tire Recycling, This Photographer Captures Vietnam at Work," 19 Sep. 2019 Japan has always had an insular corporate culture, and Mr. Ghosn was a rare foreign executive to break that bamboo curtain. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Ghosn Inquisition," 26 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of bamboo curtain

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Bamboo curtain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bamboo%20curtain. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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