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Meaning of shutter

shut•ter

Pronunciation: (shut'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a solid or louvered movable cover for a window.
  2. a movable cover, slide, etc., for an opening.
  3. a person or thing that shuts.
  4. a mechanical device for opening and closing the aperture of a camera lens to expose film or the like.
—v.t.
  1. to close or provide with shutters: She shuttered the windows.
  2. to close (a store or business operations) for the day or permanently.
—v.i.
  1. to close or close down: The factory has shuttered temporarily.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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