Dormer window
Dormer Dor"mer, or Dormer window Dor"mer win"dow, n. [Literally, the window of a sleeping apartment. F. dormir to sleep. See {Dormant}, a. & n.] (Arch.) A window pierced in a roof, and so set as to be vertical while the roof slopes away from it. Also, the gablet, or houselike structure, in which it is contained. [1913 Webster]

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  • dormer window — dormer UK [ˈdɔː(r)mə(r)] / US [ˈdɔrmər] or dormer window UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dormer : singular dormer plural dormers Word forms dormer window : singular dormer window plural dormer windows an upright window in a sloping roof …   English dictionary

  • dormer window — noun 1. the window in a gabled extension built to accommodate a window • Hypernyms: ↑window • Hyponyms: ↑oxeye 2. a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window • Syn: ↑dormer • …   Useful english dictionary

  • dormer-window — noun An upright window built from a sloping roof. He walked slowly past the gate and peered through a narrow gap in the cedar hedge. The girl was moving along a sanded walk, toward a gray, unpainted house, with a steep roof, broken by dormer… …   Wiktionary

  • dormer-window — n. Dormer, luthern …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Dormer Window — ♦ Vertical window with own gable and individual roof, in the slope of a roof; usually lighting a sleeping apartment, hence the name. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 411) …   Medieval glossary

  • dormer — UK [ˈdɔː(r)mə(r)] / US [ˈdɔrmər] or dormer window UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dormer : singular dormer plural dormers Word forms dormer window : singular dormer window plural dormer windows an upright window in a sloping roof …   English dictionary

  • Dormer — Dor mer, or Dormer window Dor mer win dow, n. [Literally, the window of a sleeping apartment. F. dormir to sleep. See {Dormant}, a. & n.] (Arch.) A window pierced in a roof, and so set as to be vertical while the roof slopes away from it. Also,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dormer — (also dormer window) ► NOUN ▪ a window set vertically into a sloping roof. ORIGIN originally denoting the window of a dormitory or bedroom: from Old French dormir to sleep …   English terms dictionary

  • dormer — [dôr′mər] n. [OFr dormeour < L dormitorium: see DORMITORY] 1. a window set upright in a sloping roof: also dormer window 2. the roofed projection in which this window is set …   English World dictionary

  • Dormer — For people named Dormer, see Dormer (surname). An English street showing gable dormer windows A dormer is a structural element of a building that protrudes from the plane of a sloping roof surface. Dormers are used, either in original… …   Wikipedia

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