oriel window


ori·el window

noun \ˈr-ē-əl-\

Definition of ORIEL WINDOW

:  a large bay window projecting from a wall and supported by a corbel or bracket —called also oriel

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Origin of ORIEL WINDOW

Middle English, porch, oriel, from Anglo-French oriol
First Known Use: 14th century

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