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Origin of iron curtain
Words nearby iron curtain
British Dictionary definitions for iron curtain
- (formerly) the guarded border between the countries of the Soviet bloc and the rest of Europe
- (as modifier)Iron Curtain countries
Cultural definitions for iron curtain
The former division between the communist nations of eastern Europe — the Eastern Bloc — and the noncommunist nations of western Europe. The term refers to the isolation that the Soviet Union imposed on its satellites in the Eastern Bloc and to the repressive measures of many Eastern Bloc governments. (See Berlin Wall (see also Berlin Wall) and cold war.)