noun, plural por·ti·coes, por·ti·cos.
Origin of portico
Examples from the Web for portico
Pettigrass stooped with his back to the portico and patted the dog.The Quickening|Francis Lynde
The crowd around the portico was dissolved; and the faithful dispersed, taking their various directions.Christmas Stories from French and Spanish writers|Antoinette Ogden
Its portico supported by eighteen colossal Ionic columns is reached by a wide flight of steps.
But they went in at the main gate and mounted the steps of the portico.The Girls of Central High on Track and Field|David Goodger (email@example.com)
A portico, rising over six stone steps, protected a door painted brown and bearing a brass knocker.A Bed of Roses|W. L. George