butterfly window

noun

Definition of butterfly window

: a small usually 3-cornered portion of the front window of an automobile that is independently hinged on a vertical axis

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History and Etymology for butterfly window

so called from its winglike shape and manner of opening

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“Butterfly window.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterfly%20window. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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