bow window

\ ˈbō- How to pronounce bow window (audio) \

Definition of bow window

: a usually curved bay window

Examples of bow window in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The setting, next to Hampton Court bridge with a bow window over the water is superb, a proper nod to post-Puritan life that resonates today. Sarah Turner, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 The living room to the right of the entrance includes a south-facing bow window shaped by the house’s tower, and one of several (nonworking) fireplaces. Julie Lasky, New York Times, 13 May 2020 Set behind gates, the Georgian traditional-style home features a wide, symmetrical front lined with creeping ivy and a pair of bow windows. Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2019 In addition to the spacious living room with fireplace, built-in shelving, bow window, and a Dutch door overlooking the river, there’s a formal dining room, updated kitchen, and three lovely bedrooms, including a huge master suite. Lauren Ro, Curbed, 25 May 2018 The reception hall on the ground floor connects three rooms: the drawing room straight ahead, with views of the lake from twin bow windows; a dining room on the left, which fits a table that can seat up to 14; and a family room, also on the left. Roxana Popescu, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bow window

1679, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bow window was in 1679

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English Language Learners Definition of bow window

: a large window or set of windows that curves out from the outside wall of a building

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