paravent

[ par-uh-vent ]
/ ˈpær əˌvɛnt /

noun

a screen against a draft or the wind.

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Origin of paravent

<French: literally, against wind, equivalent to para-para-2 + ventwind1
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Example sentences from the Web for paravent

  • There was a bed in one corner, with a large screen, or paravent, half drawn before it.

    Richelieu, v. 3/3|G. P. R. James