bay window


noun

an alcove of a room, projecting from an outside wall and having its own windows, especially one having its own foundations.Compare bow window, oriel.
Informal. a large, protruding belly; paunch.

Origin of bay window

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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bay window


noun

a window projecting from the wall of a building and forming an alcove of a roomSometimes shortened to: bay See also bow window, oriel window
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