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See also: Shutter
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʃʌt.ə/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈʃʌɾ.ɚ/
- Rhymes: -ʌtə(ɹ)
shutter (plural shutters)
- One who shuts or closes something.
- 1980, Max Scheler, translated by Manfred S. Frings, Problems of a Sociology of Knowledge:
- the openers and shutters of the sluices we believe are basic to the history of mind
- 1958, Blackwood's Magazine:
- The volunteers consisted of a ringmaster, two experienced young cattlemen to grade the cattle, gate-openers and shutters […]
- (usually in the plural) Protective panels, usually wooden, placed over windows to block out the light.
- (photography) The part of a camera, normally closed, that opens for a controlled period of time to let light in when taking a picture.
- Any other opening and closing device.
- 1950 June, “New Restaurant and Buffet Cars, G.N.R.(I.)”, in Railway Magazine, pages 415, 416:
- A service hatch with sliding shutter is situated at the end of the kitchen next to the dining compartment. […] A shutter, in three parts, is fitted, which when lowered completely encloses the bar.
one who shuts or closes
protective panels over windows
part of a camera
- (transitive) To close shutters covering.
- Shutter the windows: there's a storm coming!
- (transitive, figurative) To close up (a building) for a prolonged period of inoccupancy.
- It took all day to shutter the cabin now that the season has ended.
- (transitive) To cancel or terminate.
- The US is seeking to get Iran to shutter its nuclear weapons program.
- December 15 2022, Samanth Subramanian, “Dismantling Sellafield: the epic task of shutting down a nuclear site”, in The Guardian:
- It has been a dithery decade for nuclear policy. After the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, several countries began shuttering their reactors and tearing up plans for new ones.
- 2015, Henry Bial, Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage, page 3:
- After some additional legal wrangling, Morse, exhausted and out of money, withdrew his remaining appeals and shuttered the production in April 1883.
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- (Suriname) a glass or acrylic slat, a window pane of a jalousie window or louvered window
- (Suriname, chiefly in the plural) a jalousie window, a louvered window (a window consisting of parallel glass or acrylic slats that can be opened and closed by tilting them simultaneously using a crank or lever)