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venetian blind

a blind, as for a window, having overlapping horizontal slats that may be opened or closed, especially one in which the slats may be raised and drawn together above the window by pulling a cord.
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  • Battens or boards placed at a certain angle, so as to admit air, but not wet; a kind of venetian-blind.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
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Venetian blind

a window blind consisting of a number of horizontal slats whose angle may be altered to let in more or less light
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