porte cochere

noun
porte co·chere | \ˌpȯrt-kō-ˈsher \

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

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Works commissioned specifically for the property come heavily from the street art world: An Instagram-worthy balloon sculpture in the porte cochere by Adam Parker Smith and a mural in the Pearl by Felipe Pantone are most notable. Melinda Sheckells, Billboard, "The Palms in Las Vegas Banks on Music, Art & A Nice View With $620M Renovation," 29 May 2018 Dramatic architecture, turret, porte cochere, garage space for seven cars. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "House Envy: Winding road, French touches give Hartland mansion its charm," 3 Feb. 2018 Like the Pittock Mansion, there's a grand porte cochere for drivers to arrive in style. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Price drops $500,000 on Oregon wine country estate (photos)," 13 Feb. 2018 The reception hall is flanked by foyers from each porte cochere entry. Lisa Zapalac, Houston Chronicle, "Prime property: Luxury, high-end amenities define Rivercrest estate," 22 Dec. 2017 The one of a mai tai-sipping Santa, located in the hotel’s porte cochere, contains 50 tons of sand. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "How Honolulu's hotels get decked out for the holidays," 11 Dec. 2017 The grand porte cochere, the rooftop WET pool deck, and meeting spaces were also updated. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "October roundup: A look at notable hotel renovations," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of porte cochere

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for porte cochere

French porte cochère, literally, coach door

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