window shade

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  1. 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 For window shade

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.

Words Nearby window shade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use window shade in a sentence

  • Looking across as the last note died away, she thought he was asleep, and rose to draw down the window-shade.

    Mary Ware in Texas | Annie F. Johnston