porte-cochere

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porte-co·chère

or porte-co·chere  (pôrt′kō-shâr′)
n.
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.]

porte-cochere

(ˌpɔːtkɒˈʃɛə)
n
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]

porte-co•chere

or porte-co•chère

(ˌpɔrt koʊˈʃɛər, -kə-, ˌpoʊrt-)

n.
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
Translations

porte-cochère

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