- 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
Examples from the Web for porte-cochere
Historical Examples of porte-cochere
I leaned now against the porte-cochere, and mopped myself vigorously.Bardelys the Magnificent
There was a closed car waiting at one side of the porte-cochere.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
"I think I am mad, Bouvard," answered Minoret from the steps of the porte-cochere.Ursula
Honore de Balzac
This key will admit you to the side door under the porte-cochere.
Under the porte-cochere she found the doctor waiting in his gig.
- a large covered entrance for vehicles leading into a courtyard
- a large roof projecting over a drive to shelter travellers entering or leaving vehicles