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    Default Rolling shutter?

    What do you call this?
    Rolling shutter?
    I mean something that stores use
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    Default Re: Rolling shutter?

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    What do you call this?
    Rolling shutter?
    I mean something that stores use
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    When I put "rolling shutters" into Google Images, I got lots of pictures of the same thing, so I guess that's what they're called. I don't have any need to refer to them very often so I wasn't sure what we called them.

    I also Googled "electric shutters" and got many of the same pictures.

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    Default Re: Rolling shutter?

    I call them Rolladen, but that may be because I grew up in Germany.

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    Default Re: Rolling shutter?

    This firm calls them roller shutters.

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    Default Re: Rolling shutter?

    Or just shutters.

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    Default Re: Rolling shutter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Or just shutters.
    Without a photo, if I just saw "shutters", I would imagine the small wooden ones which are on the outside of many Mediterranean residential homes' windows and which you simply reach out and open and close by hand.

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    Default Re: Rolling shutter?

    In Aust/NZ I've only ever heard them called roller doors as a generic term. Roll-A-Door is also a prominent brand name.

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    Default Re: Rolling shutter?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Without a photo, if I just saw "shutters", I would imagine the small wooden ones which are on the outside of many Mediterranean residential homes' windows and which you simply reach out and open and close by hand.

    These.
    It depends on the context for me- if I heard that a shopkeeper locked up and pulled the shutters down, I wouldn't think of those.

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