- a dormitory, especially in a monastery.
Origin of dorter
Examples from the Web for dorter
Historical Examples of dorter
At Gracedieu the cellaress had a boy of seven with her in the dorter.
At Littlemore in 1445 the nuns did not sleep in the dorter for fear it should fall.
One day she saw him in the dorter, and since she knew him, she boxed his ears.
Nor, dorter, he too mean ter die, but dats whut he got offn de Crismus tree.Bypaths in Dixie
Sarah Johnson Cocke
She and Joan Tates, a novice, had not slept in the dorter with the other nuns, but in a private chamber.