portière

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From French portière, feminine of portier (porter).

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portière (plural portières)

  1. A hanging, such as a heavy curtain, placed over a door or doorway; a door curtain.
    • 1913, DH Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, Penguin 2006, p. 240:
      Carefully unfolding it, he spread it on the floor. It proved to be a curtain or portière, beautifully stencilled with a design on roses.

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portière f (plural portières)

  1. feminine form of portier
  2. car door

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