portiere

[pawr-tyair, -teer, pohr-, pawr-tee-air, pohr-]
noun
a curtain hung in a doorway, either to replace the door or for decoration.
Also, portière.


Origin:
1835–45; < French portière < Medieval Latin portāria, noun use of feminine of Late Latin portārius; see porter2

portiered, adjective
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portière (ˌpɔːtɪˈɛə, French pɔrtjɛr)
 
n
a curtain hung in a doorway
 
[C19: via French from Medieval Latin portāria, from Latin porta door]
 
porti'èred
 
adj

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Carlson is listening behind a portiere and he later steals the gem.
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