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shutternoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃʌt.ər/  us   /ˈʃʌt̬.ɚ/ (also )

shutter noun [C] (PHOTOGRAPHY)

the part of a camera that opens temporarily to allow light to reach the film when a photograph is being taken

shutter noun [C] (WINDOW COVER)

a wooden cover on the outside of a window that prevents light or heat from going into a room or heat from leaving it: Shutters usually come in pairs and are hung like doors on hinges. a metal covering that protects the windows and entrance of a shop from thieves when it is closed
shuttered
adjective uk   /-əd/  us   /-ɚd/
Shops are closed and shuttered on Sundays.
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