drop curtain
noun Date: 1832 a stage curtain that can be lowered and raised

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Drop curtain — Drop Drop (dr[o^]p), n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dre[ o]pan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drj[=u]pa. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drop curtain — n. a theater curtain that is lowered and raised rather than drawn …   English World dictionary

  • drop curtain — noun a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery • Syn: ↑drop cloth, ↑drop • Derivationally related forms: ↑drop (for: ↑drop) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop curtain — drop′ cur tain n. sbz a stage curtain that is lowered into position from the flies • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • drop curtain — /ˈdrɒp kɜtn/ (say drop kertn) noun a theatre curtain which is lowered into position from the flies …   Australian English dictionary

  • drop curtain — Theat. a curtain that is lowered into position from the flies. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • drop curtain — stage curtain that can be lowered and lifted …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Drop — (dr[o^]p), n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dre[ o]pan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drj[=u]pa. Cf. {Drip},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drop by drop — Drop Drop (dr[o^]p), n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dre[ o]pan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drj[=u]pa. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drop forging — Drop Drop (dr[o^]p), n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dre[ o]pan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drj[=u]pa. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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