bamboo curtain

or Bam·boo Cur·tain

[ bam-boo kur-tn ]

  1. the political and ideological barrier that impeded relations between Communist Asia, especially China, and the West from 1949 to 1972. : Compare iron curtain (def. 1).

Origin of bamboo curtain

First recorded in 1949; modeled on iron curtain

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How to use bamboo curtain in a sentence

  • A voice was heard from behind the bamboo curtain of the shrine, and the old people were informed that their wish would be granted.

    Myths & Legends of Japan | F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • She lifts the bamboo curtain which hangs before the room at the end of the veranda and passes to her doom.

    Romances of Old Japan | Yei Theodora Ozaki

British Dictionary definitions for bamboo curtain

bamboo curtain

  1. (esp in the 1950s and 1960s) the political and military barrier to communications around the People's Republic of China

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