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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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As she spoke, the porte-cochere was opened and shut, and the old mother heard the steps of her Ginevra in the court-yard.
Dallas conjectured; and moving toward the porte-cochere he put his head into the porter's lodge, and came back to say: "The fifth.
The three machines stood like weird night monsters at the gravelled foot of the wide stairway under the unlighted porte-cochere.
As he rounded the house to the porte-cochere, he came upon the carriage.
As she stepped nearer and peered longingly out, she saw something else: she saw, only a little way below the window, the wide, flat tin roof of Miss Polly's sun parlor built over the porte-cochere.
Amongst these would-be fugitives, Jos remarked the Lady Bareacres and her daughter, who sate in their carriage in the porte-cochere of their hotel, all their imperials packed, and the only drawback to whose flight was the same want of motive power which kept Jos stationary.
It has a dual street entrances, a porte-cochere driveway and below grade parking garage.
Young says the Berlin Hilton differed from other Hilton hotels of that day in that its design was understated compared to the Hollywood splash of the Beverly Hilton and the flying carpet design of the porte-cochere at the Hilton Istanbul.
Plans also include two Hydro-Therapy spas, an outpatient therapy gym, skilled therapy gym, two new courtyards, and renovations to the bistro/serving kitchen and lobby with a new porte-cochere.
The building s exterior stays true to Wingate by Wyndham s signature look, but now features cleaner lines and a more contemporary porte-cochere.
An old-fashioned porte-cochere greets guests, and there is a detached garage with a second-floor guest apartment.
The chapel seats 100 people and has the potential to stand and seat 200 by including the foyer space, and can potentially accommodate services for more than 400 people by piping the service outside under the porte-cochere.