porte cochere


porte co·chere

noun \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

porte cochere

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(French: “coach door”) Passageway through a building, or gateway in an outer wall, designed to let vehicles pass from the street to an interior courtyard. Such gateways are common features of homes and palaces built in the grand style of Louis XIV and Louis XV. The term also applies to a roofed structure extending from the entrance of a building over an adjacent driveway.

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