perron

[per-uh n; French pe-rawn]
noun, plural per·rons [per-uh nz; French pe-rawn] /ˈpɛr ənz; French pɛˈrɔ̃/. Architecture.
  1. an outside platform upon which the entrance door of a building opens, with steps leading to it.

Origin of perron

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French, Old French, derivative of pierre stone < Latin petra < Greek pétra
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perron

noun
  1. an external flight of steps, esp one at the front entrance of a building

Word Origin for perron

C14: from Old French, from pierre stone, from Latin petra
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