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- An open-walled roof over a driveway next to the entrance of a building, to shield embarking and disembarking vehicle passengers from the weather.
- 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.