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porte-cochere

[pawrt-koh-shair, -kuh-, pohrt-] /ˌpɔrt koʊˈʃɛər, -kə-, ˌpoʊrt-/
noun
1.
a covered carriage entrance leading into a courtyard.
2.
a porch at the door of a building for sheltering persons entering and leaving carriages.
Also, porte-cochère.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < French: gate for coaches
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British Dictionary definitions for porte cochere

porte-cochere

/ˌpɔːtkɒˈʃɛə/
noun
1.
a large covered entrance for vehicles leading into a courtyard
2.
a large roof projecting over a drive to shelter travellers entering or leaving vehicles
Word Origin
C17: from French: carriage entrance, from porte gateway + coche coach
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Word Origin and History for porte cochere

porte-cochere

n.

gateway for carriages, 1690s, from French porte-cochère, from porte "gate" (see port (n.2)) + cochère, fem. adjective from coche "coach" (see coach (n.)).

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