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lou·veralso lou·vre (lo͞o′vər)
a. A framed opening, as in a wall, door, or window, fitted with fixed or movable horizontal slats for admitting air or light and often for shedding rain.
b. One of the slats used in such an opening.
c. One of the narrow openings formed by such slats.
2. A slatted, ventilating opening, as on the hood of a motor vehicle.
3. A lantern-shaped cupola on the roof of a medieval building for admitting air and providing for the escape of smoke.
[Middle English lover, skylight, chimney, from Old French, from Middle Dutch love, gallery, from Middle High German lauble.]
a. any of a set of horizontal parallel slats in a door or window, sloping outwards to throw off rain and admit air
b. Also called: louvre boards the slats together with the frame supporting them
2. (Architecture) architect a lantern or turret that allows smoke to escape
[C14: from Old French lovier, of obscure origin]
(Placename) the national museum and art gallery of France, in Paris: formerly a royal palace, begun in 1546; used for its present purpose since 1793
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|Noun||1.||Louvre - an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris|
|2.||louvre - one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain|
jalousie - a shutter made of angled slats