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safety curtain

noun
1.
a sheet of asbestos or other fireproof material that can be lowered just inside the proscenium arch in case of fire, sealing off the backstage area from the auditorium.
Also called fire curtain.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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safety curtain

noun
1.
a curtain made of fireproof material that can be lowered to separate the auditorium and stage in a theatre to prevent the spread of a fire
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