: an outdoor stairway leading up to a building entrance
also : a platform at its top

Word History


French, from Old French, from perre, pierre rock, stone, from Latin petra, from Greek

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perron was in 1723

Dictionary Entries Near perron

Cite this Entry

“Perron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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