portiere

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noun por·tiere \pȯr-ˈtyer, -ˈtir; ˈpȯr-tē-ər\

Definition of portiere

  1. :  a curtain hanging across a doorway

Origin and Etymology of portiere

French portière, from Old French, feminine of portier, porter porter, doorkeeper


First Known Use: 1843


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