Definition of porte cochere
1 : a passageway through a building or screen wall designed to let vehicles pass from the street to an interior courtyard
2 : a roofed structure extending from the entrance of a building over an adjacent driveway and sheltering those getting in or out of vehicles
Origin and Etymology of porte cochere
French porte cochère, literally, coach door
First Known Use: 1698See Words from the same year
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