from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light, sliding partition of thick paper mounted in grooves on the floor and the ceiling of a Japanese house and moved into various positions to form rooms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vertical rectangular sliding panel, often painted or decorated, used in Japan as a door or movable wall.
Japanese.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese 襖 (Wiktionary)