porte cochere

noun
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 home has covered space for nine cars between the garage and porte cochere. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "This six-bedroom Plano estate has a spiral staircase in a bathroom and room for your nine cars," 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, "Hot property: English manor in Anne Arundel’s Harwood sits on 12 acres," 10 Sep. 2020 The property includes a spacious patio, porte cochere and five-car garage. Dallas News, "Firm relishes busy summer selling luxury homes," 2 Aug. 2020 The property has a pool, a three-car garage and a porte cochere. Dallas News, "Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Plano office spotlights homes," 28 June 2020 On the front side of the house, there is an additional two-car garage with a porte cochere. Mary Grace Metheny, Dallas News, "Peek inside the five-bedroom Dallas home of Bush Center CEO Ken Hersh," 21 May 2020 Outside are a porte cochere, covered stone porch, stone guesthouse, tennis court, heated pool with spa, and four-car garage. TheWeek, "6 homes perfect for growing your own food," 17 May 2020 As designed, the porte cochere encroaches three feet into that setback, Pool said. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Mansion planned for long-vacant River Oaks lot," 20 Feb. 2020 Room for four cars in the garage The house has garage space for four cars, tucked two and two under a wide porte cochere, so the garage doors are not prominent. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Terraces, balconies make $3M Grosse Pointe Shores mansion special," 20 July 2019

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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 23 Jan. 2021.

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