mirador

noun
mir·​a·​dor | \ˈmir-ə-ˌdȯr, ˌmir-ə-ˈ\

Definition of mirador 

: a turret, window, or balcony designed to command an extensive outlook

First Known Use of mirador

1672, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mirador

borrowed from Spanish, borrowed from Catalan, from mirar "to look at" (going back to Latin mīrārī "to be surprised, look with wonder at") + -ador (going back to Latin -ātōrium, from -ā-, verb stem formative + -tōrium, suffix of place, from neuter of -tōrius, adjective derivative of -tor, agent suffix)

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