- a shade or blind for a window, as a sheet of cloth or paper on a spring roller.
Origin of window shade
First recorded in 1800–10
Regional variation note
Shade is used widely for window shade, although blind is common in the Midland U.S. (as well as in Great Britain), and curtain is used chiefly in New England and the South Atlantic states.
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Examples from the Web for window shade
Silently she ran, snatched the dumb messenger, and drew down the window-shade.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
The window-shade of the crib from which he had come went up as I moved by.Abroad at Home
His window-shade rattled so loudly that he could not believe it was simply that.The Debtor
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She raised the window-shade slightly and sat down upon the bed.The Blood Red Dawn
Charles Caldwell Dobie
I slid up the window-shade and sat blinking at a flood of sunshine.In Search of the Unknown
Robert W. Chambers