curtain wall

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noun

(in a framed building) an exterior wall having no structural function.

Nearby words

  1. curtain line,
  2. curtain raiser,
  3. curtain shutter,
  4. curtain speech,
  5. curtain time,
  6. curtain-raiser,
  7. curtain-twitcher,
  8. curtained,
  9. curtains,
  10. curtains for, be.

Origin of curtain wall

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for curtain wall

curtain wall

noun

a non-load-bearing external wall attached to a framed structure, often one that is prefabricated
a low wall outside the outer wall of a castle, serving as a first line of defence
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