dormer

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

dor·mer

noun \ˈdr-mər\

: a window that is in a part of a building that sticks out from a slanted roof

: the part of a building that contains a dormer

Full Definition of DORMER

:  a window set vertically in a structure projecting through a sloping roof; also :  the roofed structure containing such a window
dor·mered \-mərd\ adjective

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Origin of DORMER

Middle French dormeor dormitory, from Latin dormitorium
First Known Use: 1592

Rhymes with DORMER

dormer

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Window set vertically in a structure that projects from a sloping roof. It often illuminates a bedroom. In the late Gothic and early Renaissance periods, elaborate masonry dormers were designed. Dormers were used along with the mansard roof to defy a Parisian law limiting buildings to six stories; the seventh story was called a garret (or attic) and was made habitable by the dormer. See also gable.

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