air curtain


air curtain
compressed air directed, usually downward, across a doorway so as to form a shield to exclude drafts, insects, etc.

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air curtain noun
A current of air directed across a doorway or other opening to prevent draughts, maintain temperature, etc
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Main Entry:air

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air curtain,
a mass of air heated or cooled and circulated around the entrance of a store, building, or the like, to hold in or keep out warm air, according to the season, serving in place of a conventional door.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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