from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A framed opening, as in a wall, door, or window, fitted with fixed or movable horizontal slats for admitting air and light and shedding rain.
- n. One of the slats used in such an opening.
- n. One of the narrow openings formed by such slats.
- n. A slatted, ventilating opening, as on the hood of a motor vehicle.
- n. A lantern-shaped cupola on the roof of a medieval building for admitting air and providing for the escape of smoke.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A slatted opening in a wall, door or window.
- n. Any of a series of narrow openings framed at their longer edges with slanting, overlapping fins or slats, adjustable for admitting light and air while shutting out rain.
- n. A fin or slat framing such an opening.
- n. A ventilating turret or lantern, as on the roof of a medieval building.
- n. Any of a system of slits, as in the hood of an automobile, for ventilation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small lantern. See lantern, 2 (a).
- n. Same as louver boards, below.
- n. A set of slats resembling louver boards, arranged in a vertical row and attached at each slat end to a frame inserted in or part of a door or window; the slats may be made of wood, plastic, or metal, and the angle of inclination of the slats may be adjustable simultaneously, to allow more or less light or air into the enclosure.
- n. To supply with louvers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of lantern or turret rising from the roof of a hall or other apartment in medieval domestic edifices, at first open at the sides.
- n. A chimney-flue.
- n. In architecture, a long window-like opening closed with broad slats sloping downward and outward. See abat-vent.
- n. The aperture in a dove-cote at which the bird enters; also, the dove-cote itself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain
All air and exhaust outlets are installed beneath the sash, letting air run outside through the terrace louver.
Richards says the repair involves applying an adhesive to refasten the louver to the hood.
Hummer spokesman Nick Richards says louver on the hood can come loose and possibly detach while driving.
Additional clips could also break and the hood louver could detach from the vehicle.
The clip tabs on the hood louver may break causing it to rattle against the hood and become loose.
Dealers will put an adhesive on the hood louver to keep it secure.
When the wind rattled through our louver windows, I was sure the night stalker was lurking outside.
A louver screen that will cover the seven-story base, bringing it flush with neighboring buildings, will be added in the next four months.
The interior, one big, multifunctional living area, is kept at a comfortable temperature by custom vacuum insulation panels, phase-change material in the drywall and automated louver-covered windows.
Now completely solar-powered, the 5,200-square-foot home features gable roof vents and wooden louver doors that maximize natural light and cooling in order to minimize the use of solar electricity.
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