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French window

  1. a pair of casement windows extending to the floor and serving as portals, especially from a room to an outside porch or terrace.
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Origin of French window

First recorded in 1795–1805
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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.