- a solid or louvered movable cover for a window.
- a movable cover, slide, etc., for an opening.
- a person or thing that shuts.
- Photography. a mechanical device for opening and closing the aperture of a camera lens to expose film or the like.
- to close or provide with shutters: She shuttered the windows.
- to close (a store or business operations) for the day or permanently.
- to close or close down: The factory has shuttered temporarily.
Origin of shutter
Examples from the Web for shuttered
El Bulli, for instance, previously named the best restaurant in the world, shuttered its doors after only a few decades.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
December 20, 2014
As you walk down Shuhada Street, you see one shuttered storefront after another; hundreds of them.Inside Hebron, Israel’s Heart of Darkness
November 21, 2014
Other schools have been shuttered because of attacks and threats stemming from the war that continues to engulf the country.The West Made Lots of Promises to Afghan Girls, Now It’s Breaking Them
October 20, 2014
But a few weeks later the United States shuttered its embassy in Tripoli.This Sexy Thriller Is Just the Document the Benghazi Commission Needs
September 15, 2014
Over the last few days the Americans, the British, and others have shuttered their embassies.Libya: Requiem for a Revolution
August 7, 2014
There were doors, but they were shut tight; there were windows, but they were shuttered.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
The door was closed, and the windows of the ground floor were shuttered.The Christian
The windows, that now were shuttered, rattled to gowsty airs, and the rain drummed on.John Splendid
The shuttered window was closed against the dim daylight outside.Frontier Boys in Frisco
The windows are all shuttered, the door is locked and bolted.
- a hinged doorlike cover, often louvred and usually one of a pair, for closing off a window
- put up the shutters to close business at the end of the day or permanently
- photog an opaque shield in a camera that, when tripped, admits light to expose the film or plate for a predetermined period, usually a fraction of a second. It is either built into the lens system or lies in the focal plane of the lens (focal-plane shutter)
- photog a rotating device in a film projector that permits an image to be projected onto the screen only when the film is momentarily stationary
- music one of the louvred covers over the mouths of organ pipes, operated by the swell pedal
- a person or thing that shuts
- to close with or as if with a shutter or shutters
- to equip with a shutter or shutters
Word Origin and History for shuttered
1540s, "one who shuts" (see shut (v.)); meaning "movable wooden or iron screen for a window" is from 1680s. Photographic sense of "device for opening and closing the aperture of a lens" is from 1862.
1826, from shutter (n.). Related: Shuttered; shuttering.