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[pawr-tyair, -teer, pohr-, pawr-tee-air, pohr-] /pɔrˈtyɛər, -ˈtɪər, poʊr-, ˌpɔr tiˈɛər, ˌpoʊr-/

a curtain hung in a doorway, either to replace the door or for decoration.
/ˌpɔːtɪˈɛə; French pɔrtjɛr/
a curtain hung in a doorway

door curtain, 1843, from French portière, from Medieval Latin portaria, fem. singular of Latin portarius “belonging to a door or gate” (see porter (n.2)).


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