avant–corps

noun \(¦)äˌväntˈkō(ə)r, -ȯ(ə)r\

Definition of avant–corps

  1. :  a part which projects out from the main mass of a building (such as a pavilion in front of the façade)

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Origin and Etymology of avant–corps

French, from avant forward + corps, body, from Latin corpus — more at avaunt, midriff


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