sleeping porch


Definition of sleeping porch

: a porch or room having open sides or many windows arranged to permit sleeping in the open air

Examples of sleeping porch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pictured above: the sleeping porch at Betsy and Tim Williams's New York lake house. Maria Carter, Country Living, "4 Design Elements That Cooled Houses Before the Invention of Air Conditioning," 15 July 2016 Some of the bigger ESCAPE units have two full bedrooms, larger living rooms and screened sleeping porches. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This tiny house in Wisconsin's Northwoods is a big escape," 1 Feb. 2018 Upstairs, a sleeping porch off a bedroom was converted into a sitting room and bathroom to create a master suite. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$250,000 Homes in Ohio, Iowa and Arkansas," 10 Jan. 2018 Free-air enthusiasts with the morning cold plunge habit admit a warning ferver, tent houses are deserted, sleeping porches scorned, and among the denizens of unheated homes it is covertly rumored there have been no baths these two days past., "San Diego's coldest day," 7 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of sleeping porch

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Sleeping porch.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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