Definition of Iron Curtain in English:

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Iron Curtain

noun

The notional barrier separating the former Soviet bloc and the West prior to the decline of communism that followed the political events in eastern Europe in 1989.
Example sentences
  • In the past 15 years, the former East bloc nations behind the Iron Curtain have become free and democratic.
  • The collapse of the Iron Curtain brought about a political revolution in Europe.
  • During the Cold War years, Western Europe encompassed the area to the west of the Iron Curtain.

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Syllabification: I·ron Cur·tain

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