the Iron Curtain

Definition of the Iron Curtain

  1. :  the political and military barrier in the past that separated the communist countries of Europe from the rest of Europe a spy novel that takes place behind the Iron Curtain

Word by Word Definitions

ironplay Iron
  1. :  something made of iron: such as

    :  shackles for the hands or legs

    :  a heated metal implement used for branding or cauterizing

  1. :  of, relating to, or made of iron

    :  resembling iron

    :  strong and healthy :  robust

  1. :  to furnish or cover with iron

    :  to shackle with irons

    :  to smooth with or as if with a heated iron

curtainplay Curtain
  1. :  a hanging screen usually capable of being drawn back or up

    :  window drapery

    :  a device or agency that conceals or acts as a barrier — compare iron curtain

  1. :  to furnish with or as if with curtains

    :  to veil or shut off with or as if with a curtain


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