Definition of Porte-cochere

1. Noun. A carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard.

Generic synonyms: Entrance, Entranceway, Entree, Entry, Entryway



2. Noun. Canopy extending out from a building entrance to shelter those getting in and out of vehicles.
Generic synonyms: Canopy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porte-cochere

portapaks
portapotties
portapotty
portas
portases
portate
portation
portative
portato
portcluse
portcluses
portcrayon
portcrayons
portcullis
portcullises
porte-cochere (current term)
porte-monnaie
porte cochère
porte cochères
ported
portegue
portegues
portemonnaie
portend
portended
portending
portends
portension
portensions
portent

Literary usage of Porte-cochere

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1859)
"The porte cochere is admirably situated ; you drive through it to the stables, concealed by hedges. A pleasing writer in Eraser's Magazine for December last ..."

2. Carpentry and Building (1908)
"Kf'mf of Porte Cochere.—Scale, 1-16 In. to the Foot. Section Through Cellar.—Scale, Details of Outside of Porte Cochere.—Scale, % In. to the Foot. ..."

3. Passages from the French and Italian Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1871)
"was posted in another corridor, into which I wandered by mistake ; another stood in the inner court-yard, and another at the porte-cochere. ..."

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