a solid or louvered movable cover for a window.
a movable cover, slide, etc., for an opening.
a person or thing that shuts.
Photography. a mechanical device for opening and closing the aperture of a camera lens to expose film or the like.
to close or provide with shutters: She shuttered the windows.
to close (a store or business operations) for the day or permanently.
to close or close down: The factory has shuttered temporarily.
- shut·ter·less, adjective
- un·shut·tered, adjective
- shudder, shutter
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How to use shutter in a sentence
The taxi trundles away from the train station passing rows of gray houses with clapboard shutters into the French countryside.How the French Do Detox: Inside France’s Most Star-Studded Wellness Retreat | Brandon Presser | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Greengrass told the quartet they had the parts at Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica.
The light glinted strobe-like off the brick façade and the air momentarily filled with the paparazzi sound of camera shutters.
There were four TV cameras and a few shutters clicking as Don and Dan politely pleaded innocent.
On the shutters of a cosmetics store someone has written, “Pepper spray is good for the skin.”Smiling Under a Cloud of Tear Gas: Elif Shafak on Istanbul’s Streets | Elif Shafak | June 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But, later, he grew afraid of the shadows of window-curtains and the flapping of doors and the creaking of shutters.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
The house was painted a dazzling white; the outside shutters, or jalousies, were green.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
"Put up the shutters—put up the shutters," muttered Michael, more to himself than to his clerk.
Burrage himself pasted on the shutters the paper that notified its failure.
The position of the swell shutters is brought under the control of the organist's fingers as well as his feet.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
British Dictionary definitions for shutter
a hinged doorlike cover, often louvred and usually one of a pair, for closing off a window
put up the shutters to close business at the end of the day or permanently
photog an opaque shield in a camera that, when tripped, admits light to expose the film or plate for a predetermined period, usually a fraction of a second. It is either built into the lens system or lies in the focal plane of the lens (focal-plane shutter)
photog a rotating device in a film projector that permits an image to be projected onto the screen only when the film is momentarily stationary
music one of the louvred covers over the mouths of organ pipes, operated by the swell pedal
a person or thing that shuts
to close with or as if with a shutter or shutters
to equip with a shutter or shutters
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