oriel window
noun Etymology: Middle English, porch, oriel, from Anglo-French oriol Date: 14th century a large bay window projecting from a wall and supported by a corbel or bracket — called also oriel

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  • oriel window — noun a projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a wall • Syn: ↑oriel • Hypernyms: ↑bay window, ↑bow window * * * oriel window UK [ˌɔːriəl ˈwɪndəʊ] US [ˈɔriəl ˌwɪndoʊ] noun [countable] [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • oriel window — UK [ˌɔːrɪəl ˈwɪndəʊ] / US [ˈɔrɪəl ˌwɪndoʊ] noun [countable] Word forms oriel window : singular oriel window plural oriel windows a window that sticks out from a wall …   English dictionary

  • oriel window — o|ri|el win|dow [ ɔriəl ,wındou ] noun count a window that sticks out from a wall …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oriel window — noun (C) technical an upper window that is built out from a wall …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • oriel window — A bay window …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Oriel — d une maison de Turckheim, en Alsace. Un oriel (bay window ou bow window par anglicisme) est une avancée en encorbellement aménagée sur un ou plusieurs niveaux d une façade. Sommaire 1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • oriel — [ ɔrjɛl ] n. m. • 1879; de l angl. oriel window « fenêtre sous une galerie, un auvent », a. fr. oriol, o. i., « porche » ♦ Fenêtre en encorbellement faisant saillie sur un mur de façade. Recomm. offic. pour bay window, bow window. ● oriel nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • oriel — ► NOUN ▪ a large upper storey bay with a window (an oriel window), supported by brackets or on corbels. ORIGIN Old French oriol gallery …   English terms dictionary

  • oriel — *window, casement, dormer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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