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lucarne

[loo-kahrn]
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noun
  1. a dormer window.

Origin of lucarne

1540–50; < French; replacing lucane < Middle French; orig. of both French forms obscure
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Historical Examples

  • The conical stone-roofed pyramid is, with the exception of its lucarne windows, most probably of the same date.

    Architectural Antiquities of Normandy

    John Sell Cotman

  • The lucarne windows may even vie with those in the house in the Place de la Pucelle.


British Dictionary definitions for lucarne

lucarne

noun
  1. a type of dormer window

Word Origin

C16: from French, from Provençal lucana, of obscure origin
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