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drop curtain

noun, Theater.
1.
a curtain that is lowered into position from the flies.
Origin of drop curtain
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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drop curtain

noun
1.
(theatre) a curtain that is suspended from the flies and can be raised and lowered onto the stage Also called drop cloth, drop
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