abat-jour definition

  • noun:
    • A skylight, or any beveled aperture built in the wall surface of a condo or in a roof, for much better entry of light from overhead.
    • A sloping, box-like construction, flaring up and open at the top, attached to a window on the exterior, to stop those within from seeing items the following, or even for the purpose of directing light downward to the screen.

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