a screen against a draft or the wind.

Origin of paravent

< French: literally, against wind, equivalent to para- para-2 + vent wind1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for paravent

Historical Examples of 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