What is abat-jour and what does abat-jour mean? Read about the definition and meaning of abat-jour


  1. Abat-jour is the name of a device for diverting light into a building
  2. A sloping screen for cutting off the view between an interior or porch and a lower area in front of a building

Etymology & Origin of abat-jour

First coined circa 1820–30, French word (abate)