Share this entry

Share this page

safety curtain

Line breaks: safety cur|tain

Definition of safety curtain in English:

noun

A fireproof curtain that can be lowered between the stage and the main part of a theatre to prevent the spread of fire.
Example sentences
  • She is currently working on a commission for the Colosseum theatre in London, designing the safety curtain and doing marbling effects on the panels in the boxes.
  • Which does beg the question - if it's a stage, where is the safety curtain?
  • As the Prologue ended and the safety curtain closed with an unarguable mechanical finality behind the ranked audience at the front of the stage, I felt a shiver of entrapment.

Definition of safety curtain in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day sacerdotal
Pronunciation: ˌsasəˈdəʊt(ə)l
adjective
relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly