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storefront

[stawr-fruhnt, stohr-] /ˈstɔrˌfrʌnt, ˈstoʊr-/
noun
1.
the side of a store facing a street, usually containing display windows.
2.
a store or other establishment that has frontage on a street or thoroughfare:
After the fire the family took shelter temporarily in an abandoned storefront.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the frontage of a store, especially the display windows:
a storefront sign.
4.
located or operating in a storelike area, room, or set of rooms fronting on a street:
a storefront community center.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; store + front
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Word Origin and History for store front

storefront

1880 (n.); 1938 (adj.), from store (n.) + front.

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