- (America) IPA: /ˈʃʌtɚ/, [ˈʃʌɾɚ]
shutter (plural shutters)
- One who shuts or closes something.
- […] it would be very difficult to pack this drawing in such a way that it would be sure not to be injured by the frantic fingers of the openers and shutters.
- (usually, in the plural) Protective panels, usually wooden, placed over windows to block out the light.
- (photography) The part of a camera, normally closed, that opens for a controlled period of time to let light in when taking a picture.
- German: Verschließender, Verschließer
- French: volet, contrevent
- German: (chiefly one hinged on the side) Fensterladen; (roller shutter) Rollladen
- Italian: anta, battente, persiana, scuro
- Portuguese: veneziana
- Russian: ста́вень
- Spanish: postigo, contraventana
shutter (shutters, present participle shuttering; past and past participle shuttered)
- (transitive) To close shutters covering.
- Shutter the windows: there's a storm coming!
- (transitive, figurative) To close up (a building) for a prolonged period of inoccupancy.
- It took all day to shutter the cabin now that the season has ended.
- (transitive) To cancel or terminate.
- The US is seeking to get Iran to shutter its nuclear weapons program.
- 2015, Henry Bial, Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage (page 3)
- After some additional legal wrangling, Morse, exhausted and out of money, withdrew his remaining appeals and shuttered the production in April 1883.