perron

perron

[per-uhn; French pe-rawn]
noun, plural perrons [per-uhnz; French pe-rawn] . Architecture.
an outside platform upon which the entrance door of a building opens, with steps leading to it.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French, Old French, derivative of pierre stone < Latin petra < Greek pétra

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perron (ˈpɛrən)
 
n
an external flight of steps, esp one at the front entrance of a building
 
[C14: from Old French, from pierre stone, from Latin petra]

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