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dormer

[dawr-mer] /ˈdɔr mər/
noun
1.
Also called dormer window. a vertical window in a projection built out from a sloping roof.
2.
the entire projecting structure.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French dormoir dormitory
Related forms
dormered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dormer-window

dormer

/ˈdɔːmə/
noun
1.
a construction with a gable roof and a window at its outer end that projects from a sloping roof Also called dormer window
Word Origin
C16: from Old French dormoir, from Latin dormītōriumdormitory
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Word Origin and History for dormer-window

dormer

n.

1590s, originally "window of a sleeping room," from Middle French dormeor "sleeping room," from dormir "to sleep" (see dormant).

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