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porte cochere

noun porte co·chere \ˌprt-kō-ˈsher\

Definition of PORTE COCHERE

1
:  a passageway through a building or screen wall designed to let vehicles pass from the street to an interior courtyard
2
:  a roofed structure extending from the entrance of a building over an adjacent driveway and sheltering those getting in or out of vehicles

Origin of PORTE COCHERE

French porte cochère, literally, coach door
First Known Use: 1698

Rhymes with PORTE COCHERE

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