a throwing out through a window
Origin of defenestrationModern Latin defenestratio ; from Classical Latin de- + fenestra, window
An act of throwing someone or something out of a window.
Origin of defenestrationFrom de– + Latin fenestra, window.
- The act of throwing something, or someone, out of a window.
- (UK) High profile removal of a person from an organization.
- (neologism, humorous) The act of removing the Microsoft Windows operating system from a computer in order to install an alternative one.