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 for louvre
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Louver \Lou"ver\, Louvre \Lou"vre\, n. [OE. lover, OF. lover,
     lovier; or l'ouvert the opening, fr. overt, ouvert, p. p. of
     ovrir, ouvrir, to open, F. ouvrir. Cf. Overt.] (Arch.)
     A small lantern. See Lantern, 2
     (a) . [Written also lover, loover, lovery, and
     2. Same as louver boards, below
     3. A set of slats resembling louver boards, arranged in a
        vertical row and attached at each slat end to a frame
        inserted in or part of a door or window; the slats may be
        made of wood, plastic, or metal, and the angle of
        inclination of the slats may be adjustable simultaneously,
        to allow more or less light or air into the enclosure.
     Louver boards or Louver boarding, the sloping boards set
        to shed rainwater outward in openings which are to be left
        otherwise unfilled; as belfry windows, the openings of a
        louver, etc.
     Louver work, slatted work.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris
           [syn: Louvre, Louvre Museum]
      2: one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit
         air and reject rain [syn: louver, louvre, fin]

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