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paravent

[par-uh-vent] /ˈpær əˌvɛnt/
noun
1.
a screen against a draft or the wind.
Origin of paravent
< French: literally, against wind, equivalent to para- para-2 + vent wind1
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  • There was a bed in one corner, with a large screen, or paravent, half drawn before it.

    Richelieu, v. 3/3 G. P. R. James

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