porch

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From Middle English porche, from Old French, from Latin porticus (portico). Doublet of portico.

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porch (plural porches)

  1. (architecture) A covered entrance to a building, whether taken from the interior, and forming a sort of vestibule within the main wall, or projecting without and with a separate roof.
  2. A portico; a covered walk.
  3. The platform outside the external hatch of a spacecraft.
    • 2012, Courtney G. Brooks, James M. Grimwood, Loyd S. Swenson, Chariots for Apollo
      By the time he had put on the backpack, McDivitt was ready to let him do more—to stand on the porch at least.

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