or porte-co·chère

[ pawrt-koh-shair, -kuh-, pohrt- ]
/ ˌpɔrt koʊˈʃɛər, -kə-, ˌpoʊrt- /


a covered carriage entrance leading into a courtyard.
a porch at the door of a building for sheltering persons entering and leaving carriages.

Origin of porte-cochere

1690–1700; < French: gate for coaches
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British Dictionary definitions for porte-cochere

/ (ˌpɔːtkɒˈʃɛə) /


a large covered entrance for vehicles leading into a courtyard
a large roof projecting over a drive to shelter travellers entering or leaving vehicles

Word Origin for porte-cochere

C17: from French: carriage entrance, from porte gateway + coche coach
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