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porteress (plural porteresses)

  1. Alternative form of portress
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 3, page 205:
      The door opened; a bright gleam of sunshine shot into the room, but darkened instantly as the porteress admitted the visitor.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for porteress in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)