bamboo curtain


often capitalized B&C
: a political, military, and ideological barrier isolating an area of eastern Asia

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Jazz up any room with this boho bamboo curtain, beaded to create a beautiful iris flower. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 30 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 26 Nov. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bamboo curtain was in 1949

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“Bamboo curtain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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