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[shop-win-doh] /ˈʃɒpˌwɪn doʊ/
a window used for display of merchandise.
Origin of shopwindow
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at shop, window Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But in Athens, from a shop-window point of view, both the Allies and the Germans are equally supported.

  • We put them into the shop-window, and they become “soiled goods.”

  • On each side of the shop-window is a door, one leading to the warehouse and workshop at the back.

    The Vultures Henry Seton Merriman
  • And the shop-window at her side seemed to display the same felicity.

  • Her photograph was in the shop-window of every picture-dealer in town.

    The King's Men Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
  • He fancied that he had seen something like it in a shop-window.

    The Water-Babies Charles Kingsley
  • To put off the evil moment of arrival they stopped at every shop-window and stared in, their faces pressed close to the glass.

    Four Days Hetty Hemenway
  • Both stopped at a shop-window to examine some articles which were exhibited there.

    Timothy Crump's Ward Horatio Alger
  • I chose it in the shop-window there at the corner while I was waiting.

    Beatrice Leigh at College Julia Augusta Schwartz
  • Then, going to the shop-window in which his sketches had been exhibited, he saw that they were gone.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
Word Origin and History for shop-window

mid-15c., from shop (n.) + window (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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