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storefront

[stawr-fruhnt, stohr-]
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noun
  1. the side of a store facing a street, usually containing display windows.
  2. a store or other establishment that has frontage on a street or thoroughfare: After the fire the family took shelter temporarily in an abandoned storefront.
adjective
  1. of or relating to the frontage of a store, especially the display windows: a storefront sign.
  2. located or operating in a storelike area, room, or set of rooms fronting on a street: a storefront community center.

Origin of storefront

First recorded in 1935–40; store + front
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Word Origin and History for storefront

1880 (n.); 1938 (adj.), from store (n.) + front.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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