- 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
It had a bow window on the south side, and three Luthern windows in the roof.Berties Home
I was on the top of the luthern window; and, so far as the inquisitors were concerned, I was safe.
There was a luthern window in it, which opened upon the roof.
Wren had the advantage of St. Peter's to profit by, and abstained from inserting the "luthern" lights of the larger edifice.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
Holding on with one hand at the side of the luthern window, I closed the lower sash, and dropped the upper one.
- another name for dormer
C17: probably from lucarne, perhaps influenced by Lutheran
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