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Meaning of LOUVER

Pronunciation:  'loovur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain

LOUVER is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: fin, louvre
 See Also: jalousie, slat, spline



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lou"ver\, Louvre \Lou"vre\, n. [OE. lover, OF. lover,
lovier; or l'ouvert the opening, fr. overt, ouvert, p. p. of
ovrir, ouvrir, to open, F. ouvrir. Cf. {Overt}.] (Arch.)
A small lantern. See {Lantern}, 2
(a) . [Written also {lover}, {loover}, {lovery}, and

{Louver} {boards or boarding}, the sloping boards set to shed
   rainwater outward in openings which are to be left
   otherwise unfilled; as belfry windows, the openings of a
   louver, etc.

{Louver work}, slatted work.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: air duct, air hole, air passage, air shaft, air tube, airway, blowhole, breathing hole, louverwork, naris, nostril, shaft, spilehole, spiracle, touchhole, transom, vent, ventage, venthole, ventiduct, ventilating shaft, ventilator, wind tunnel