Definitions

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  • n. The dividing line between Western Europe and the Soviet controlled regions, especially during the Cold War.

Etymologies

Specialised use of iron curtain. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Communists in the Greek Army in Syria fomented a mutiny that further delayed the victory in Italy, and it was at that point that the Cold War started and the Iron Curtain began to descend.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Moscow franking, same as Casey Tcholok, no other Iron Curtain visits.

    Noble House

  • In his new book, Free World, Timothy Garton Ash remembers the friends he had behind the Iron Curtain who used to tell him, 'We are the West trapped in the East.'

    The Buddha's Cure

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