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1. A platform at the entrance of a large building.
2. A flight of steps leading to such a platform.
[Middle English peroun, block of stone used as a platform, from Old French perrun : pierre, stone (from Latin petra, stone, rock; see petrify) + -on, -un, diminuitive suffix (from Latin -ō, -ōn-, n. suff.)]
(Architecture) an external flight of steps, esp one at the front entrance of a building
[C14: from Old French, from pierre stone, from Latin petra]
per•ron(ˈpɛr ən; Fr. pɛˈrɔ̃)
n., pl. per•rons (ˈpɛr ənz; Fr. pɛˈrɔ̃)
an outside platform upon which the entrance door of a building opens, with steps leading to it.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French, Old French, derivative of pierre stone < Latin petra < Greek pétra]