louver

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A louver.
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From Old French lover.

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louver (plural louvers)

  1. A type of turret on the roof of certain medieval buildings designed to allow ventilation or the admission of light. [from 14th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.10:
      But darknesse dred and daily night did hover / Through all the inner parts, wherein they dwelt; / Ne lightned was with window, nor with lover, / But with continuall candle-light […].
  2. (chiefly in the plural) A series of sloping overlapping slats or boards which admit air and light but exclude rain etc. [from 16th c.]
  3. Any of a system of slits, as in the hood of an automobile, for ventilation.

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louver

  1. (transitive) to drill a hole in a stone for the attachment of a wedge

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