from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An unframed curtain that is lowered to a stage from the flies, often serving as background scenery.
  • noun A theater curtain that is lowered or raised vertically rather than drawn to the side.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as drop, 9 .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery


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