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venetian blind

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noun
  1. a blind, as for a window, having overlapping horizontal slats that may be opened or closed, especially one in which the slats may be raised and drawn together above the window by pulling a cord.

Origin of venetian blind

First recorded in 1760–70
Related formsve·ne·tianed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for venetian blind

Historical Examples

  • Battens or boards placed at a certain angle, so as to admit air, but not wet; a kind of Venetian-blind.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth


British Dictionary definitions for venetian blind

Venetian blind

noun
  1. a window blind consisting of a number of horizontal slats whose angle may be altered to let in more or less light
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