drop curtain

noun

Definition of drop curtain 

: a stage curtain that can be lowered and raised

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The stage was covered by a drop curtain that had a painting of the burning steamboat Bulletin No. 2, a disaster survived by young Church and his white father and master, Captian Charles B. Church. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Making of a Black Fortune," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of drop curtain

1832, in the meaning defined above

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