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dormer

[dawr-mer]
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noun
  1. Also called dormer window. a vertical window in a projection built out from a sloping roof.
  2. the entire projecting structure.
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Origin of dormer

1585–95; < Middle French dormoir dormitory
Related formsdor·mered, adjective
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Related Words for dormer

apartment, studio, attic, storage, garret, dormer, bay, aperture, bow, fenestella, oriel, jalousie, casement, fenestration, fanlight, fenestra, lunette, skylight, porthole, lancet

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British Dictionary definitions for dormer

dormer

noun
  1. a construction with a gable roof and a window at its outer end that projects from a sloping roofAlso called: dormer window
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Word Origin for dormer

C16: from Old French dormoir, from Latin dormītōrium dormitory
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Word Origin and History for dormer

n.

1590s, originally "window of a sleeping room," from Middle French dormeor "sleeping room," from dormir "to sleep" (see dormant).

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