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1. An unframed curtain that is lowered to a stage from the flies, often serving as background scenery.
2. A theater curtain that is lowered or raised vertically rather than drawn to the side.
(Theatre) theatre a curtain that is suspended from the flies and can be raised and lowered onto the stage. Also called: drop cloth or drop
a stage curtain that is lowered into position from the flies.