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Meaning of IRON CURTAIN

Pronunciation:  'Iurn 'kurtn

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  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
 
 See Also: ideological barrier

 

 

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 Related Terms: arch dam, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, barrier of secrecy, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, Berlin wall, blackout, Bolshevism, boom, border, border ground, borderland, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, Castroism, censorship, cofferdam, communism, Communist Information Bureau, Communist Party, curtain, dam, defense, democratic centralism, dialectical materialism, dike, ditch, earthwork, embankment, fence, frontier, frontier post, gate, gravity dam, groin, hush-up, hydraulic-fill dam, ironbound security, jam, jetty, leaping weir, levee, logjam, Maoism, march, marches, marchland, Marxian socialism, Marxism, Marxism-Leninism, milldam, moat, mole, mound, oath of secrecy, official secrecy, outpost, outskirts, pall, parapet, Pillars of Hercules, portcullis, rampart, repression, revisionism, roadblock, rock-fill dam, seal of secrecy, seawall, security, shutter dam, smothering, Stalinism, stifling, stone wall, suppression, three-mile limit, Titoism, Trotskyism, twelve-mile limit, veil, veil of secrecy, wall, weir, wicket dam, work, wraps
 

 

 

 

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