- a bay window, esp one that is supported by one or more brackets or corbelsSometimes shortened to: oriel
C14: from Old French oriol gallery, perhaps from Medieval Latin auleolum niche
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Examples from the Web for oriel window
Sitting by herself in the oriel-window Pauline was nearly sure she did not like him.Guy and Pauline
Penalty of insubordination—a return to the lounge and oriel-window!
A young girl lay upon a lounge in the recess of an oriel-window.
Richard drew himself up on to the wide, cushioned bench below the oriel-window.The History of Sir Richard Calmady
Wollaston made an almost imperceptible pause in his discourse, then he continued, fixing his eyes upon the oriel-window opposite.By the Light of the Soul
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman