window shade

noun
a shade or blind for a window, as a sheet of cloth or paper on a spring roller.
Also called blind, window blind.


Origin:
1800–10


Shade is used widely for window shade, although blind is common in the Midland U.S. (as well as in Great Britain), and curtain is used chiefly in New England and the South Atlantic states.
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Example sentences
She wanted to know what new and forbidden thing was happening on the other side
  of the window shade.
After a moment she turned again in the bed and studied the two thin pencils of
  light shining in at the edge of the window shade.
She pushed up the window shade and looked out, into featureless darkness.
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