cur tain wall

curtain wall

(in a framed building) an exterior wall having no structural function.

1850–55 Unabridged
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curtain wall
1.  a non-load-bearing external wall attached to a framed structure, often one that is prefabricated
2.  a low wall outside the outer wall of a castle, serving as a first line of defence

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