curtain wall

curtain wall
noun Date: 1853 a nonbearing exterior wall between columns or piers

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  • curtain wall — noun 1. : curtain 5 2. : a nonbearing wall between columns or piers that is not supported by the girders or beams of a skeleton frame called also enclosure wall …   Useful english dictionary

  • curtain wall — (in a framed building) an exterior wall having no structural function. [1850 55] * * * Nonbearing wall of glass, metal, or masonry attached to a building s exterior structural frame. After World War II, low energy costs gave impetus to the… …   Universalium

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  • Curtain wall — Usually the free standing outside wall of a castle running between two towers …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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