venetian blind

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noun

a blind, as for a window, having overlapping horizontal slats that may be opened or closed, especially one in which the slats may be raised and drawn together above the window by pulling a cord.

Nearby words

  1. venetes,
  2. veneti,
  3. venetia,
  4. venetian,
  5. venetian ball,
  6. venetian blue,
  7. venetian dentil,
  8. venetian door,
  9. venetian glass,
  10. venetian red

Origin of venetian blind

First recorded in 1760–70

Related formsve·ne·tianed, adjective

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Examples from the Web for venetian blind

  • Battens or boards placed at a certain angle, so as to admit air, but not wet; a kind of Venetian-blind.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth


British Dictionary definitions for venetian blind

Venetian blind

noun

a window blind consisting of a number of horizontal slats whose angle may be altered to let in more or less light
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