porte cochère

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French porte cochère.

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porte cochère (plural porte cochères)

  1. An open-walled roof over a driveway next to the entrance of a building, to shield embarking and disembarking vehicle passengers from the weather.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity:
      But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud, [] . By the time we reached the house we were thanking our stars she had come. Mrs. Cooke came out from under the port-cochere to welcome her.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 42:
      I stopped the Packard under the porte-cochère and emptied my pockets out on the seat.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɔʁt kɔ.ʃɛʁ/

Noun[edit]

porte cochère f (plural portes cochères)

  1. porte cochère