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show window

noun
  1. a display window in a store.
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Origin of show window

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for show window

Historical Examples

  • The show-window was stacked with conspicuously lettered volumes.

    The Touchstone

    Edith Wharton

  • It was the young man who had stood so often opposite the show-window.

    Negro Tales

    Joseph Seamon Cotter

  • Nearly every drug-store in the country set up a Kedzie in its show-window.

  • I went out, and on the same block I found a show-window full of suitcases.

    Exile from Space

    Judith Merril

  • There he propped her against the show-window and turned in search of the cab and his new friend.

    New Faces

    Myra Kelly