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"shutter" in British English

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shutternoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃʌt.ər/  us   /ˈʃʌt̬.ɚ/ (also )
  • shutter noun [C] (WINDOW COVER)

a ​woodencover on the ​outside of a ​window that ​preventslight 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 ​metalcovering 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.
(Definition of shutter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shutter" in American English

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shutternoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃʌt̬·ər/
  • shutter noun [C] (CAMERA OPENING)

the ​part of a ​camera that ​opensbriefly to ​allowlight to ​reach the ​film when a ​photograph is being taken
  • shutter noun [C] (WINDOW COVER)

a ​woodencover like a ​door on the ​outside of a ​window
(Definition of shutter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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