Meaning of “shutter” in the English Dictionary

"shutter" in British English

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shutternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʃʌt.ər/ us /ˈʃʌt̬.ɚ/ also

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 /ˈʃʌt.əd/ us /ˈʃʌt̬.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 opens briefly to allow light to reach the film when a photograph is being taken

shutter noun [ C ] (WINDOW COVER)

a wooden cover like a door on the outside of a window

(Definition of “shutter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)