- 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.
Origin of venetian blind
First recorded in 1760–70
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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
- a window blind consisting of a number of horizontal slats whose angle may be altered to let in more or less light