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oriel window

noun ori·el window \ˈȯr-ē-əl-\

Definition of oriel window

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

Illustration of oriel window

Origin and Etymology of oriel window

Middle English, porch, oriel, from Anglo-French oriol

First Known Use: 14th century

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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