Carriage porch


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(Arch.) a canopy or roofed pavilion covering the driveway at the entrance to any building. It is intended as a shelter for those who alight from vehicles at the door; - sometimes erroneously called in the United States porte-cochère.

See also: Carriage

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Motorola, the world's leading manufacturer of cellular telephones, will give shoppers the opportunity to make a free phone call from West Carriage Porch at Union Station (across from the post office) from 10:30 a.
With its turrets, carriage porch and landscaped gardens, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was originally home to a Scottish baron.