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curtain wall

(in a framed building) an exterior wall having no structural function.
Origin of curtain wall
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for curtain wall
  • The outer wall, or curtain wall, was the castle's first line of defense.
  • No sleek curtain wall smooths over their jutting bones.
  • Brick work on the new wing is nearly complete, the next step is the curtain wall system installation and windows.
British Dictionary definitions for curtain wall

curtain wall

a non-load-bearing external wall attached to a framed structure, often one that is prefabricated
a low wall outside the outer wall of a castle, serving as a first line of defence
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