Abat-vent

abat-vent

[‚ä‚bä′vän]
(building construction)
A series of sloping boards or metal strips, or some similar contrivance, to break the force of wind without being an obstruction to the passage of air or sound, as in a louver or chimney cowl.
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Abat-vent

A louver placed in an exterior wall opening to admit light and air, but offering a barrier to the wind.
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abat-vent

1. Louvers that are placed in an exterior wall opening to permit light and air to enter, but break the wind.
2. A sloping roof.
3. In the French Vernacular architecture of New Orleans, an extension of a roof over a sidewalk.
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