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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An unframed curtain that is lowered to a stage from the flies, often serving as background scenery.
  • n. A theater curtain that is lowered or raised vertically rather than drawn to the side.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Drop, n., 4. (d).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as drop, 9 .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery

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