- a sliding door in a Japanese house, especially one serving as a room partition.
Origin of fusuma
Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for fusuma
The fusuma behind her closed as noiselessly as they had opened.
Above all things, do not knock upon his fusuma or call his name.
Accompanied to the bed chamber the fusuma (screens) were closed, and he could hear the fall of the bars in the outer passages.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)
James S. De Benneville
She moved now deliberately to Um's fusuma, tapping lightly on the lacquered frame.
Now, for the benefit of her mother, whom she knew to be still behind the fusuma, Hoshiko tried to look very severe.The Way of the Gods
John Luther Long