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Meaning of PORTE-COCHERE

Pronunciation:  `powrtkow'shehr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  canopy extending out from a building entrance to shelter those getting in and out of vehicles
  2. [n]  a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard
 

PORTE-COCHERE is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: canopy, entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Porte"-co`ch[`e]re"\, n. [F. See {Port} a gate,
and {Coach}.] (Arch.)
A large doorway allowing vehicles to drive into or through a
building. It is common to have the entrance door open upon
the passage of the porte-coch[`e]re. Also, a porch over a
driveway before an entrance door.

 

 

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