shutter

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shutter (plural shutters)

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  1. One who shuts or closes something.
    • Max Beerbohm
      [] it would be very difficult to pack this drawing in such a way that it would be sure not to be injured by the frantic fingers of the openers and shutters.
  2. (usually in the plural) Protective panels, usually wooden, placed over windows to block out the light.
  3. (photography) The part of a camera that opens for a controlled period of time to let light in during taking a picture.

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shutter (third-person singular simple present shutters, present participle shuttering, simple past and past participle shuttered)

  1. (transitive) To close shutters covering.
    Shutter the windows, there's a storm coming!
  2. To close up (a building or an operation) for a prolonged period of inoccupancy.
    It took all day to shutter the cabin now that the season has ended.
    The US is seeking to get Iran to shutter its nuclear weapons program.

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