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perron

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

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

perron
/ (ˈpɛrən) /

noun
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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