American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The military, political, and ideological barrier established between the Soviet bloc and western Europe from 1945 to 1990.
- n. A barrier that prevents free exchange of ideas and information: "That department and the editorial department are separated by an almost impenetrable iron curtain” ( Brendan Gill).
- n. A barrier made of iron in the theatre, lowered between the stage and the auditorium for safety or to prevent communication.
- n. idiomatic Any impenetrable barrier.
- n. an impenetrable barrier to communication or information especially as imposed by rigid censorship and secrecy; used by Winston Churchill in 1946 to describe the demarcation between democratic and communist countries
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