perron

noun
per·​ron | \ ˈper-ən How to pronounce perron (audio) , pe-ˈrōⁿ How to pronounce perron (audio) \

Definition of perron

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

First Known Use of perron

1723, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perron

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

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“Perron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perron. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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