Definition of dormer
: a window set vertically in a structure projecting through a sloping roof; also : the roofed structure containing such a window
dormeredplay \-mərd\ adjective
Recent Examples of dormer from the Web
Her large studio, with dormers that lend lots of natural light, is on the second floor of the home.
Elwell was working on the dormer of a house, at nearly three stories high.
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Origin and Etymology of dormer
Middle French dormeor dormitory, from Latin dormitorium
First Known Use: 1592See Words from the same year
DORMER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dormer for English Language Learners
: a window that is in a part of a building that sticks out from a slanted roof
: the part of a building that contains a dormer
DORMER Defined for Kids
Definition of dormer for Students
: a window placed upright in a sloping roof or the structure containing it
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