luffer
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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  • Luffer — Luf fer (l[u^]f f[ e]r), n. (Arch.) See {Louver}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • luffer — obs. f. liver n.1; var. louver …   Useful english dictionary

  • luffer-board — /lufˈər bōrd or börd/ same as ↑louvre board under ↑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

  • 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 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},… …   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

  • Louvre — 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

  • lover — 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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