WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•bat-jour (ä′bä zhŏŏr′; Fr. a ba zho̅o̅r′),USA pronunciation n., pl. -jours
(ä′bä zhŏŏr′; Fr. a ba zho̅o̅r′),USA pronunciation
- Building, Architecturea device, as a skylight or reflector, for diverting light into a building.
- Building, Architecturea sloping screen for cutting off the view between an interior or porch and a lower area in front of a building.
- French: literally, it throws down (abat) the daylight ( jour). See abate, journey