French window
noun Date: 1801 a pair of casement windows that reaches to the floor, opens in the middle, and is placed in an exterior wall

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  • French window — French French (fr[e^]nch), prop. a. [AS. frencisc, LL. franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis, franchois, fran[,c]ois, F. fran[,c]ais. See {Frank}, a., and cf. {Frankish}.] Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • French window — Window Win dow, n. [OE. windowe, windoge, Icel. vindauga window, properly, wind eye; akin to Dan. vindue. ????. See {Wind}, n., and {Eye}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • French window — ► NOUN ▪ each of a pair of glazed doors in an outside wall …   English terms dictionary

  • French window — noun a French door situated in an exterior wall of a building (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑French door * * * noun, pl ⋯ dows [count] : a pair of windows that have many small panes and that reach to the floor and open in the middle like doors * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • French window — French windows N COUNT: usu pl French windows are a pair of glass doors which you go through into a garden or onto a balcony. Syn: French door …   English dictionary

  • French window — French′ win′dow n. archit. bui one of a pair of casement windows extending to the floor and usu. giving access, as from a room to a porch …   From formal English to slang

  • French window — /frɛntʃ ˈwɪndoʊ/ (say french windoh) noun a casement window, usually one of a pair, reaching to floor level, so serving as both a window and a door, and usually opening on to a garden or balcony …   Australian English dictionary

  • French window — noun an outside door with glass panes, serving as a window and a door …   Wiktionary

  • French window — a pair of casement windows extending to the floor and serving as portals, esp. from a room to an outside porch or terrace. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • French window — long windows reaching to the floor and hinged at the sides which open in the middle …   English contemporary dictionary

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