safety curtain

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safety curtain

n
(Theatre) a curtain made of fireproof material that can be lowered to separate the auditorium and stage in a theatre to prevent the spread of a fire

safe′ty cur`tain


n.
a fireproof theater curtain lowered in case of fire.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.safety curtain - a fireproof theater curtain to be dropped in case of firesafety curtain - a fireproof theater curtain to be dropped in case of fire
theater curtain, theatre curtain - a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance
Translations

safety curtain

n (Theatre) → (sipario) spartifuoco
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The asbestos curtain was not tested, skylights intended to open automatically during a fire were fastened closed, the exit routes were confusing and large iron gates blocked off the stairways during performances to prevent the "cheap seats'' people from moving to the expensive ones once the show had started.

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