porte cochere

porte co·​chere | \ ˌpȯrt-kō-ˈsher How to pronounce porte cochere (audio) \

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

Examples of porte cochere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The original house and this addition stretch across two lots, 320 feet wide, joined at the center through a brick porte cochere. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 6 Nov. 2021 Near one side, a wide porte cochere conceals the doors to four garage bays and opens access to the backyard. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 24 Oct. 2021 Upon arrival through the estate’s dramatic arched porte cochere, a world of luxury awaits. Brenda Richardson, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 Pass through the porte cochere entry at the side of the house to take the driveway leading down to a large motor court at the rear. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 21 Sep. 2021 The estate has an all brick exterior, outdoor pool and a porte cochere, which is a fancy driveway for vehicles to pass through. Alexandria Burris, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Aug. 2021 The home has covered space for nine cars between the garage and porte cochere. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2020 The property also has a two-story Corinthian gray granite tower, and porte cochere to the inner courtyard. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, 10 Sep. 2020 The property includes a spacious patio, porte cochere and five-car garage. Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2020 See More

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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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“Porte cochere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porte%20cochere. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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