dormer window

dormer

[dawr-mer]
noun
1.
Also called dormer window. a vertical window in a projection built out from a sloping roof.
2.
the entire projecting structure.

Origin:
1585–95; < Middle French dormoir dormitory

dormered, adjective
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dormer (ˈdɔːmə)
 
n
Also called: dormer window a construction with a gable roof and a window at its outer end that projects from a sloping roof
 
[C16: from Old French dormoir, from Latin dormītōriumdormitory]

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dormer
1592, originally "window of a sleeping room," from M.Fr. dormeor "sleeping room," from dormir "to sleep," from L. dormire (see dormant).
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