- Also called dormer window. a vertical window in a projection built out from a sloping roof.
- the entire projecting structure.
Origin of dormer
1585–95; < Middle French dormoir dormitory
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Examples from the Web for dormer
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Dormer said that Gilbert was in a hysterical state of mind on the night she vanished 19 months ago.
Last week, Dormer told The Daily Beast that a single killer was responsible for the slayings.
During a morning press conference, Dormer said he believed that Gilbert most likely fell into a drainage ditch and drowned.
It had a dormer window, at no great distance above the eaves.
It reached a little above the eaves, right under the dormer window.
Then aloud to Revere: "Are you really worried about Dormer?"Soldiers Three, Part II.
The dormer window had sides which were curtained with green.
It was an attic at the top of the house, and had a dormer window with a north light.
- a construction with a gable roof and a window at its outer end that projects from a sloping roofAlso called: dormer window
C16: from Old French dormoir, from Latin dormītōrium dormitory
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Word Origin and History for dormer
1590s, originally "window of a sleeping room," from Middle French dormeor "sleeping room," from dormir "to sleep" (see dormant).
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