Definition of Dorter

1. Noun. (historical) A bedroom or dormitory, especially in a monastery. ¹



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Definition of Dorter

1. a dormitory [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dorter

dorsum linguae
dorsum manus
dorsum nasi
dorsum of foot
dorsum of hand
dorsum of nose
dorsum of tongue
dorsum pedis
dorsum pedis reflex
dorsum scapulae
dorsum sellae
dort
dorted
dorter (current term)
dorters
dortier
dortiest
dorting
dortoir
dortoirs
dortour
dortours
dorts
dorty
dorveille
dory
doryphora
doryphoroi

Literary usage of Dorter

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1. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"... and above all, at the top, is the dormitory (le dorter), where the canons were locked up at night, like so many unruly children. Here each inmate had, ..."

2. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1903)
"THE dorter. Upon the first floor over all the buildings on the east side the cloister was the dorter or sleeping place of the ..."

3. The Cathedral Church of Gloucester: A Description of Its Fabric and a Brief by Henri Jean Louis Joseph Massé (1898)
""The dorter (says Mr Hope) and its basement are now destroyed, and their plan and ... The dorter then may be assumed to have occupied the space between the ..."

4. Architectural Description of Kirkstall Abbey by William Henry St. John Hope, John Bilson (1907)
"THE RERE-dorter. At the south end of the dorter a portion of wall is standing with a doorway in the middle, which led into the ..."

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