focal-plane shutter

[ foh-kuhl -pleyn ]
/ ˈfoʊ kəl ˌpleɪn /

noun Photography.

a camera shutter situated directly in front of the film.

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Origin of focal-plane shutter

First recorded in 1900–05
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