portiere

[pawr-tyair, -teer, pohr-, pawr-tee-air, pohr-] /pɔrˈtyɛər, -ˈtɪər, poʊr-, ˌpɔr tiˈɛər, ˌpoʊr-/
noun
1.
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
Related forms
portiered, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for portiered
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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