bay-window

bay window

noun
1.
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.
2.
Informal. a large, protruding belly; paunch.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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bay window
 
n
bow window See also oriel window Sometimes shortened to: bay a window projecting from the wall of a building and forming an alcove of a room

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