drop curtain

noun Theater.

a curtain that is lowered into position from the flies.

Origin of drop curtain

First recorded in 1825–35
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drop curtain


theatre a curtain that is suspended from the flies and can be raised and lowered onto the stageAlso called: drop cloth, drop
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