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dormer

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noun dor·mer \ˈdȯr-mər\

Simple Definition of dormer

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dormer

  1. :  a window set vertically in a structure projecting through a sloping roof; also :  the roofed structure containing such a window

dormered

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Origin and Etymology of dormer

Middle French dormeor dormitory, from Latin dormitorium


First Known Use: 1592

Rhymes with dormer


DORMER Defined for Kids

dormer

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noun dor·mer \ˈdȯr-mər\

Definition of dormer for Students

  1. :  a window placed upright in a sloping roof or the structure containing it




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