Meaning of abat-jour

a•bat-jour

Pronunciation: (ä"bä-zhoor' Fr.&wdspca-ba-zh&oomacrr'), [key]
— pl. -jours
  1. a device, as a skylight or reflector, for diverting light into a building.
  2. a sloping screen for cutting off the view between an interior or porch and a lower area in front of a building.
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