[ noun ] (photography) a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
Used in print(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)
A high-speed shutter has been developed in_order to permit photographic observation of any portion of the electrical wire explosion .
The shutter consists_of two parts : a fast opening part and a fast closing part .
The fast opening of the shutter consists_of a piece of aluminum_foil ( approximately * * f ) placed directly in_front of the camera_lens so that no light may pass into the camera .
Experiments have shown that the shutter is 75 percent open in about 60 - 80 microseconds .
The shutter aperture may be made larger or smaller by changing the foil area and adjusting the electrical energy input to the foil .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 24215
[ verb ] close with shutters
"We shuttered the window to keep the house cool"