luthern

[ loo-thern ]

noun
  1. a dormer window.

Origin of luthern

1
First recorded in 1660–70; perhaps alteration of lucarne

Words Nearby luthern

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How to use luthern in a sentence

  • I was on the top of the luthern window; and, so far as the inquisitors were concerned, I was safe.

    Plane and Plank | Oliver Optic
  • There was a luthern window in it, which opened upon the roof.

    Plane and Plank | Oliver Optic
  • Holding on with one hand at the side of the luthern window, I closed the lower sash, and dropped the upper one.

    Plane and Plank | Oliver Optic
  • About half way between the luthern window and the ridge-pole of the house there was a skylight.

    Plane and Plank | Oliver Optic
  • Wren had the advantage of St. Peter's to profit by, and abstained from inserting the "luthern" lights of the larger edifice.

British Dictionary definitions for luthern

luthern

/ (ˈluːθən) /


noun
  1. another name for dormer

Origin of luthern

1
C17: probably from lucarne, perhaps influenced by Lutheran

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