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perron

[per-uh n; French pe-rawn] /ˈpɛr ən; French pɛˈrɔ̃/
noun, plural perrons
[per-uh nz; French pe-rawn] /ˈpɛr ənz; French pɛˈrɔ̃/ (Show IPA).
Architecture.
1.
an outside platform upon which the entrance door of a building opens, with steps leading to it.
Origin of perron
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French, Old French, derivative of pierre stone < Latin petra < Greek pétra
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perron

/ˈpɛrən/
noun
1.
an external flight of steps, esp one at the front entrance of a building
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from pierre stone, from Latin petra
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