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a•bat-jour



Pronunciation: (ä"bä-zhoor'; Fr. a-ba-zhOOr'), [key]
n.,
pl. -joursPronunciation: (-zhoorz'; Fr. -zhOOr'). [key]

1. a device, as a skylight or reflector, for diverting light into a building.
2. a sloping screen for cutting off the view between an interior or porch and a lower area in front of a building.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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