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dor·mer

 (dôr′mər)
n.
1. A small roofed structure projecting outward on a larger sloping roof.
2. A window set in such a structure.

[Obsolete French dormeor, sleeping room, from dormir, to sleep; see dormant.]

dormer

(ˈdɔːmə)
n
(Architecture) a construction with a gable roof and a window at its outer end that projects from a sloping roof. Also called: dormer window
[C16: from Old French dormoir, from Latin dormītōrium dormitory]

dor•mer

(ˈdɔr mər)

n.
1. Also called dor′mer win′dow. a vertical window in a projection built out from a sloping roof.
2. the entire projecting structure.
[1585–95; < Middle French dormoir dormitory]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dormer - a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical windowdormer - a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
Translations

dormer

[ˈdɔːməʳ] N (also dormer window) → buhardilla f, lucerna f

dormer

[ˈdɔːrr] n (also dormer window) → lucarne f

dormer (window)

dormer

[ˈdɔːməʳ] n (also dormer window) → abbaino
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Palladian dormers and sidelights, a heavily detailed cornice and massive twin chimneys add to the overall effect of classic opulence.