portiere

Part of speech: noun

A curtain, or the like, for use in a doorway.

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Usage examples "portiere":

  1. At this moment there was a knock upon the door, the portiere was thrown back, and the wan, suffering face of Fredersdorf was seen. - "Berlin and Sans-Souci", Louise Muhlbach.
  2. Scharnhorst, in accordance with the emperor's order, opened the portiere and stood in it; by his side, shaded by the curtain, stood the emperor and the king. - "NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER", L. Muhlbach.
  3. Lighting a cigarette, he watched them burn until the last glow had gone from the last charred scrap; then he crunched and scattered them with the brass- handled fender brush, and, retracing his steps across the room, flung back a portiere from where it hung before a little alcove, and dropped on his knees in front of a round, squat, barrel- shaped safe- one of his own design and planning in the years when he had been with his father. - "The Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.