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shutter

noun shut·ter \ ˈshə-tər \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of shutter

1 :one that shuts
2 :a usually movable cover or screen for a window or door
3 :a mechanical device that limits the passage of light; especially :a camera component that allows light to enter by opening and closing an aperture
4 :the movable louvers in a pipe organ by which the swell box is opened

shutterless

play \ˈshə-tər-ləs\ adjective

Recent Examples of shutter from the Web

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First Known Use of shutter

1542

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shutter

verb

Definition of shutter

transitive verb
1 :to close by or as if by shutters
  • corporations shuttering their production plants
2 :to furnish with shutters

Examples of shutter in a Sentence

  1. They locked the doors and shuttered the windows.

  2. They declared bankruptcy and shuttered the store.

Recent Examples of shutter from the Web

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First Known Use of shutter

1826


SHUTTER Defined for English Language Learners

shutter

noun

Definition of shutter for English Language Learners

  • : 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


shutter

verb

Definition of shutter for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (a window) with shutters

  • : to close (a business, store, etc.) for a period of time or forever


SHUTTER Defined for Kids

shutter

noun shut·ter \ ˈshə-tər \

Definition of shutter for Students

1 :a usually movable cover for the outside of a window
2 :a device in a camera that opens to let in light when a picture is taken


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