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

Origin and Etymology of porte cochere

French porte cochère, literally, coach door


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