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or porte-co·chere  (pôrt′kō-shâr′)
1. A roofed structure covering a driveway at the entrance of a building to provide shelter while entering or leaving a vehicle.
2. Archaic A carriage entrance leading through a building or wall into an inner courtyard.

[French porte cochère : porte, door + cochère, for coaches.]


1. (Architecture) a large covered entrance for vehicles leading into a courtyard
2. (Architecture) a large roof projecting over a drive to shelter travellers entering or leaving vehicles
[C17: from French: carriage entrance, from porte gateway + coche coach]


or porte-co•chère

(ˌpɔrt koʊˈʃɛər, -kə-, ˌpoʊrt-)

1. a covered entrance for vehicles leading into a courtyard.
2. a porch roof at the door of a building for sheltering people entering or leaving vehicles.
[1690–1700; < French: gate for coaches]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.porte-cochere - a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyardporte-cochere - a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
2.porte-cochere - canopy extending out from a building entrance to shelter those getting in and out of vehicles
canopy - a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather


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But a tall porte cochere opened, and suddenly the whole scene changed.
His family lived in commodious apartments over the store, having an entrance on the side within the porte cochere.
Bending over the balcony, I was about to murmur 'Mon ange'--in a tone, of course, which should be audible to the ear of love alone--when a figure jumped from the carriage after her; cloaked also; but that was a spurred heel which had rung on the pavement, and that was a hatted head which now passed under the arched porte cochere of the hotel.
From the original mural created by celebrated Corktown artist Don Kilpatrick prominently above the porte cochere to the words of beloved Detroit poet David Blair on display in the lobby, this hotel will truly be one-of-a-kind.
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: rp - recovery foundation, consolidation and restoration of facades - lot 3: restoration of wood joinery and iron and porte cochere.
Embracing the Shangri-La trademark of elegant chandeliers, Jing An Shangri-La boasts more than four million pieces of crystals used as architectural elements -- from the thick canopy of lighted crystal rods covering the porte cochere to the crystal drapery anchoring the reception area and Lobby Lounge.
At the forefront of the entry, a water feature filters the sounds and fumes of traffic and softens the porte cochere.
The Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites hotel combines the key signature features of both brands, including the Sleep Inn signature tower and porte cochere, along with the distinctive MainStay Suites roof line.
The roof tapers to a seven metre cantilever above the reception space and remembrance chapel - forming a porte cochere (a carriage-style entrance into a courtyard) - before sweeping above the chapel to allow uninterrupted views across the valley.
Focus Lighting also provided lighting design for the two condo towers, as well as the porte cochere, outdoor terrace and pool area.
In the rear porte cochere, guests were invited to have their pictures made in the old-fashioned photo booth.
Designed with the end user in mind, the One Seventeen Professional Arts Center features office floor plans starting at 1,250 s/f and a variety of industry specific elements such as two high-speed elevators per building, porte cochere entries, 14 feet ceilings, and hurricane impact resistant construction and windows.