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window shade

noun
1.
a shade or blind for a window, as a sheet of cloth or paper on a spring roller.
Also called blind, window blind.
Origin of window shade
1800-1810
1800-10
Regional variation note
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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  • Mrs. Price helped her daughter to undress and Winnie lay down on her side in the lower berth with the window shade up.

    The Narrow House Evelyn Scott
  • The window shade was but partially drawn and beneath it he could see into the room.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • He lighted the oil lamp, pulled down the window shade, sat down in a chair to one side of the door to wait.

    The Coyote James Roberts
  • There was hardly a window shade in the neighborhood, nor a curtain either.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • Involuntarily Johnny allowed his eyes to stray to the window shade.

    Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
  • “David came yesterday,” Fanny said working nervously at the window shade.

    At Fault Kate Chopin.
  • The window shade or blanket had been disarranged and the window had been raised a few inches, probably for air.

  • He couldn't believe that the light at his window shade was really that of morning.

    The Voice of the Pack Edison Marshall
  • "I s'pose you'll find country livin' a great change for you," said Mrs. Carder, pulling up the window shade.

    In Apple-Blossom Time Clara Louise Burnham
  • Uncle Ben sat down in the one arm-chair and waited while Ned locked the door and pulled down every window shade.

    The Blue Birds' Winter Nest Lillian Elizabeth Roy

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