shutter

[ shuht-er ]
/ ˈʃʌt ər /

noun

verb (used with object)

to close or provide with shutters: She shuttered the windows.
to close (a store or business operations) for the day or permanently.

verb (used without object)

to close or close down: The factory has shuttered temporarily.

Nearby words

  1. shute,
  2. shute, nevil,
  3. shuteye,
  4. shutoff,
  5. shutout,
  6. shutter priority,
  7. shutter release,
  8. shutter speed,
  9. shutter-bug,
  10. shutter-priority

Origin of shutter

First recorded in 1535–45; shut + -er1

Related formsshut·ter·less, adjectiveun·shut·tered, adjective

Can be confusedshudder shutter

Synonym study

1. See curtain.

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British Dictionary definitions for shuttered

shutter

/ (ˈʃʌtə) /

noun

verb (tr)

to close with or as if with a shutter or shutters
to equip with a shutter or shutters
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Word Origin and History for shuttered
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