- a pair of casement windows extending to the floor and serving as portals, especially from a room to an outside porch or terrace.
Origin of French window
First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for french window
Rochester strolled through the open French-window into the flower-garden.The Moving Finger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
"I didn't mean that," I said, hastily coming out of the French-window to explain.
Sitting by the open French-window of my study, with a bunch of narcissus on my table, there is all the illusion of Spring.William Sharp (Fiona Macleod)
Elizabeth A. Sharp
The drawing-room was empty, and she passed out of the French-window on to the gravel path.Scarlet and Hyssop
E. F. Benson
So she took her needlework into the study and prepared to spend a quiet hour or so in the armchair facing the French-window.