Definition of Iron curtain

1. Noun. An impenetrable barrier to communication or information especially as imposed by rigid censorship and secrecy; used by Winston Churchill in 1946 to describe the demarcation between democratic and communist countries.

Generic synonyms: Ideological Barrier



Definition of Iron curtain

1. Noun. (historical) The dividing line between Western Europe and the Soviet controlled regions, especially during the Cold War. ¹

2. Noun. A barrier made of iron in the theatre, lowered between the stage and the auditorium for safety or to prevent communication. ¹

3. Noun. (idiomatic) Any impenetrable barrier. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iron Curtain

iron-sulphur cluster
iron-sulphur protein
iron-tree
iron age
iron alum
iron bacteria
iron bacterium
iron bloom
iron blue
iron boot
iron cage
iron carbide
iron chelating agents
iron collar
iron compounds
iron curtain (current term)
iron curtains
iron deficiency
iron deficiency anaemia
iron deficiency anemia
iron dextrin
iron disulfide
iron eagle
iron excess
iron filing
iron filings
iron fist
iron fists
iron foundry
iron gray

Literary usage of Iron curtain

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Global Challenge and Local Response: Initiatives for Economic Regeneration by Walter B. Stöhr (1990)
"... Externally induced regional development on the western side of the 'Iron Curtain': attempts at indigenous regional development in Austria's rural areas ..."

2. The Life of Mrs. Jordan: Including Original Private Correspondence, and by James Boaden (1831)
"... Ghost of Banquo—Musical Witches—Charles Kemble—Securities from fire—Reservoir—Iron curtain—Mere tricks—The vanity of speculative science—Mrs. Jordan not ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1799)
"Prefix) ! for proof, let down the iron curtain, f Think on the comforts of an iron frage; Ah ye, who live in this our brazen ¡ige, ..."

4. The Metallurgy of Lead and the Desilverization of Base Bullion by Heinrich Oscar Hofman (1892)
"During the run they are closed to from 18 to 24 inches by letting down a sheet-iron curtain e" that slides in a cast-iron frame (Figure 108) and is balanced ..."

5. The Metallurgy of Lead and the Desilverization of Base Bullion by Henrich Oscar Hofman (1892)
"During the run they are closed to from 18 to 24 inches by letting down a sheet-iron curtain e" that slides in a cast-iron frame {Figure 108) and is balanced ..."

6. Apollo's Warriors: United States Air Force Special Operations During the by Michael E. Haas (1998)
"And the "end" for this mission would inevitably take place behind the iron curtain. The SA-lBs "Silent Successes' Like most of nature's amphibians, ..."

7. Global Challenge and Local Response: Initiatives for Economic Regeneration by Walter B. Stöhr (1990)
"... Externally induced regional development on the western side of the 'Iron Curtain': attempts at indigenous regional development in Austria's rural areas ..."

8. The Life of Mrs. Jordan: Including Original Private Correspondence, and by James Boaden (1831)
"... Ghost of Banquo—Musical Witches—Charles Kemble—Securities from fire—Reservoir—Iron curtain—Mere tricks—The vanity of speculative science—Mrs. Jordan not ..."

9. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1799)
"Prefix) ! for proof, let down the iron curtain, f Think on the comforts of an iron frage; Ah ye, who live in this our brazen ¡ige, ..."

10. The Metallurgy of Lead and the Desilverization of Base Bullion by Heinrich Oscar Hofman (1892)
"During the run they are closed to from 18 to 24 inches by letting down a sheet-iron curtain e" that slides in a cast-iron frame (Figure 108) and is balanced ..."

11. The Metallurgy of Lead and the Desilverization of Base Bullion by Henrich Oscar Hofman (1892)
"During the run they are closed to from 18 to 24 inches by letting down a sheet-iron curtain e" that slides in a cast-iron frame {Figure 108) and is balanced ..."

12. Apollo's Warriors: United States Air Force Special Operations During the by Michael E. Haas (1998)
"And the "end" for this mission would inevitably take place behind the iron curtain. The SA-lBs "Silent Successes' Like most of nature's amphibians, ..."

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