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luthern

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

Origin of luthern

First recorded in 1660–70; perhaps alteration of lucarne
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Examples from the Web for luthern

Historical Examples

  • It had a bow window on the south side, and three Luthern windows in the roof.

    Berties Home

    Madeline Leslie

  • I was on the top of the luthern window; and, so far as the inquisitors were concerned, I was safe.

    Plane and Plank

    Oliver Optic

  • There was a luthern window in it, which opened upon the roof.

    Plane and Plank

    Oliver Optic

  • Wren had the advantage of St. Peter's to profit by, and abstained from inserting the "luthern" lights of the larger edifice.

  • Holding on with one hand at the side of the luthern window, I closed the lower sash, and dropped the upper one.

    Plane and Plank

    Oliver Optic


British Dictionary definitions for luthern

luthern

noun
  1. another name for dormer

Word Origin

C17: probably from lucarne, perhaps influenced by Lutheran
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