Louver meaning

lo͝ovər
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A slatted, ventilating opening, as on the hood of a motor vehicle.
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A lantern-shaped cupola on the roof of a medieval building for admitting air and providing for the escape of smoke.
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An open turret or lantern on the roof of a medieval building.
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A ventilating slit.
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A type of turret on the roof of certain medieval buildings designed to allow ventilation or the admission of light. [from 14th c.]
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(chiefly in the plural) A series of sloping overlapping slats or boards which admit air and light but exclude rain etc. [from 16th c.]
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Any of a system of slits, as in the hood of an automobile, for ventilation.
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Origin of louver

  • Middle English lover skylight, chimney from Old French from Middle Dutch love gallery from Middle High German lauble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French lover.

    From Wiktionary