curtain wall

Origin of curtain wall

First recorded in 1850–55
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curtain wall

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