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bay window

an alcove of a room, projecting from an outside wall and having its own windows, especially one having its own foundations.
Compare bow window, oriel.
Informal. a large, protruding belly; paunch.
Origin of bay window
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
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  • The cupola resembles a circular bay window and will provide a vastly improved view of the station's exterior.
  • Almost every room had been created equal, with its own fireplace, bay window and style of molding.
  • Kitchen has lots of natural wood cabinets and a bay window.
  • The bay window reflected the glare of the western sun.
  • On the northeast gable end was a bay window on the first floor.
  • Nottoway contains an elegant, half-round portico as the side gallery follows the curve of the large ballroom bay window.
  • Directly beneath this dormer is a three-sectioned bay window.
  • The building had a bay window protrusion which extended the full eight stories of the building.
  • The second floor south facade is composed of a central copper bay window flanked by a window on either side.
  • The existing large center window will be replaced with a bay window of the same size.
British Dictionary definitions for bay window

bay window

a window projecting from the wall of a building and forming an alcove of a room Sometimes shortened to bay See also bow window, oriel window
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for bay window

bay window

noun phrase

A protuberant stomach; paunch; potbelly: He's lean and mean, no bay window and no patience (1870s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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