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noun
a sheet of asbestos or other fireproof material that can be lowered just inside the proscenium arch in case of fire, sealing off the backstage area from the auditorium.
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Also called fire curtain.

Origin of safety curtain

First recorded in 1905–10
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safety curtain

noun
a curtain made of fireproof material that can be lowered to separate the auditorium and stage in a theatre to prevent the spread of a fire
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