[per-uh n; French pe-rawn]

noun, plural per·rons [per-uh nz; 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.

Origin of perron

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French, Old French, derivative of pierre stone < Latin petra < Greek pétra Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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