perron

[ per-uh n; French pe-rawn ]
/ ˈpɛr ən; French pɛˈrɔ̃ /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. perrier,
  2. perrier water,
  3. perrin,
  4. perrin, jean baptiste,
  5. perrine,
  6. perronet,
  7. perrot,
  8. perrot, nicolas,
  9. perry,
  10. perry, antoinette

Origin of perron

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

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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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