Louver 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 {luffer}.]

2. Same as {louver boards}, below [PJC]

3. 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. [PJC]

{Louver boards} or {Louver 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.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Louver — For the French museum, see the Louvre A louver (American English) or louvre (British English), from the French l ouvert ; the open one ) is a window, blind or shutter with horizontal or, less often, vertical slats, which are angled to admit light …   Wikipedia

  • louver — or louvre noun Etymology: Middle English lover, from Anglo French Date: 14th century 1. a roof lantern or turret often with slatted apertures for escape of smoke or admission of light in a medieval building 2. a. an opening provided with one or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • LOUVER — v. a. Faire un trou dans une pierre, pour y mettre la louve. Louver une pierre. LOUVÉ, ÉE. participe …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • LOUVER — v. tr. T. d’Arts Faire un trou dans une pierre pour y mettre la louve. Louver une pierre …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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