abat-jour

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French abattre jour any contrivance or apparatus to admit light, or to throw it in a desired direction, as a lamp-shade

Noun[edit]

abat-jour (plural abat-jours)

  1. A skylight, or any beveled aperture made in the wall of an apartment or in a roof, for the better admission of light from above.
  2. A sloping, box-like structure, flaring upward and open at the top, attached to a window on the outside, to prevent those within from seeing objects below, or for the purpose of directing light downward into the window.

References[edit]

  • 1889 Century Dictionary, volume 1 page 6

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From abat (breaks down) +‎ jour (light).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abat-jour m (plural abat-jours)

  1. lampshade
  2. (dated) eyeshade
  3. (architecture) skylight

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

abat-jour m (plural abat-jours)

  1. (Jersey) blind