Definitions for: Shutter


[n] a hinged blind for a window
[n] a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
[v] close with shutters, as of doors and windows



Webster (1913) Definition: Shut"ter, n. (Photog.)
A mechanical device of various forms, attached to a camera
for opening and closing to expose the plate.


Shut"ter, n.
1. One who shuts or closes.

2. A movable cover or screen for a window, designed to shut
out the light, to obstruct the view, or to be of some
strength as a defense; a blind.

3. A removable cover, or a gate, for closing an aperture of
any kind, as for closing the passageway for molten iron
from a ladle.

See Also: blind, camera, close, deadlight, double-hung window, jalousie, mechanical device, photographic camera, screen, shut

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