[per-uh n; French pe-rawn]
- an outside platform upon which the entrance door of a building opens, with steps leading to it.
Origin of perron
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French, Old French, derivative of pierre stone < Latin petra < Greek pétra
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Examples from the Web for perron
The perron hall has a length of 186 meters and a width of 168 meters.
Once he met her full in the face, upon the perron of the Cathedral of St. Marie.The Golden Dog
Peace was duly proclaimed at the Perron in the market-place of Lige.Belgium</p>
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Jeremiah, from the perron of the temple, summons Israel to set out.The Forerunners
Presently I recollected the situation, and turned to leave the perron.Dr. Dumany's Wife</p>
- an external flight of steps, esp one at the front entrance of a building
C14: from Old French, from pierre stone, from Latin petra
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