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paravent

[par-uh-vent]
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noun
  1. a screen against a draft or the wind.

Origin of paravent

< French: literally, against wind, equivalent to para- para-2 + vent wind1
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Historical Examples

  • There was a bed in one corner, with a large screen, or paravent, half drawn before it.

    Richelieu, v. 3/3

    G. P. R. James