Louver boards
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 — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Louver boarding — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Louver work — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • louver fence — louver fence, a fence made of louver boards, providing privacy and ventilation …   Useful english dictionary

  • louver — louvered, adj. /looh veuhr/, n. 1. 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. 2. a fin or slat framing such an opening …   Universalium

  • louver board — one of a series of overlapping, sloping boards used as louvers in an opening, so arranged as to admit air but to exclude rain or cut off visibility from the outside. [1400 50; ME] * * * louver board, any one of several overlapping strips of wood… …   Useful english dictionary

  • louver board — one of a series of overlapping, sloping boards used as louvers in an opening, so arranged as to admit air but to exclude rain or cut off visibility from the outside. [1400 50; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • louver-door — louˈvre door or louˈver door or louvre winˈdow or louˈver winˈdow noun A door or open window crossed by a series of sloping boards • • • Main Entry: ↑louvre …   Useful english dictionary

  • louver-window — louˈvre door or louˈver door or louvre winˈdow or louˈver winˈdow noun A door or open window crossed by a series of sloping boards • • • Main Entry: ↑louvre …   Useful english dictionary

  • loover — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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