safety curtain


safety curtain
theater fire resistant curtain that can be dropped in the event of fire

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • safety curtain — safety .curtain n a thick curtain at the front of a theatre stage that prevents fire from spreading …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • safety curtain — safety ,curtain noun count a thick heavy curtain in front of the stage in a theater, used for preventing a fire from spreading …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • safety curtain — ► NOUN ▪ a fireproof curtain that can be lowered between the stage and the main part of a theatre to prevent the spread of fire …   English terms dictionary

  • Safety curtain — A safety curtain (or fire curtain in America) is a fire safety precaution used in large proscenium theatres. It is usually a heavy fiberglass or iron curtain located immediately behind the proscenium arch. Asbestos based materials were originally …   Wikipedia

  • safety curtain — noun a fireproof theater curtain to be dropped in case of fire • Hypernyms: ↑theater curtain, ↑theatre curtain * * * ˈsafety curtain 7 [safety curtain] noun a curtain which can come down across the stage in a theatre, intended to stop a fire from …   Useful english dictionary

  • safety curtain — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms safety curtain : singular safety curtain plural safety curtains theatre a thick heavy curtain in front of the stage in a theatre, used for preventing a fire from spreading …   English dictionary

  • safety curtain — a sheet of asbestos or other fireproof material that can be lowered just inside the proscenium arch in case of fire, sealing off the backstage area from the auditorium. Also called fire curtain. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • safety curtain — noun a fireproof curtain that can be lowered between the stage and the main part of a theatre to prevent the spread of fire …   English new terms dictionary

  • safety curtain — noun (C) a thick curtain at the front of a theatre stage that prevents fire from spreading …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • safety curtain — safe′ty cur tain n. tht a fireproof theater curtain lowered in case of fire • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang


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