Definition of louvre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(especially US English louver) noun
BrE BrE//ˈluːvə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈluːvər//
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one of a set of narrow strips of wood, plastic, etc. in a door or a window that are designed to let air and some light in, but to keep out strong light or rain; a door or a window that has these strips across it Word OriginMiddle English (originally meaning a rough structure incorporating openings to let out smoke): from Old French lover, lovier ‘skylight’, probably of Germanic origin and related to lodge.