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chick-blinds pl (plural only)

  1. (India, Pakistan, Malaysia) A screen or blind made of finely slit bamboo and twine, hung in doorways or windows.
    • 1895, Charlotte Maria Tucker, Letter to Miss 'Leila' Hamilton, in Agnes Giberne, The Life and Letters of Charlotte Maria Tucker, London: Hodder and Stoughton, p. 206, [1]
      I have, however, "chick" blinds to my outer doors; these are made of thin split bamboos; and if I let them down, no one can see in.
    • 1988, Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses[2], Random House, published 2008, Part IV:
      Mirza Saeed drew up the chick blinds and fastened their cords.
    • 2009, Harold Bergsma, chapter 21, in The Opium Eaters, page 151:
      A slightly warm breeze came in the window from behind the chick-blinds which the gardener sprayed with water from the hose every fifteen minutes.