Etymology
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porte-cochere (n.)

"gateway for carriages in a building, leading from the street to an interior court," 1690s, from French porte-cochère, from porte "gate" (from Latin porta, from PIE root *per- (2) "to lead, pass over") + cochère, fem. adjective from coche "coach" (see coach (n.)).

updated on September 05, 2020

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Definitions of porte-cochere from WordNet

porte-cochere (n.)
a carriage entrance passing through a building to an enclosed courtyard;
porte-cochere (n.)
canopy extending out from a building entrance to shelter those getting in and out of vehicles;
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