Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of dormer-window.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window
  • n. the window in a gabled extension built to accommodate a window

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Examples

  • She walked to the little dormer window and leaned out to look at the gray castle, far up the street, with its dull and lichen-covered walls.

    Grizel Cochrane's Ride

  • Michael Harsch, waiting for the lights, looked idly down the irregular line of houses – a tall, narrow one running up to four storeys with a dormer window in the roof; the square front of a shabby hotel with its sign of the Ram swinging tarnished just over the heads of the passers-by; farther on a little squat, two-storied house with its old woodwork painted emerald green, and over the door in gold letters two foot high, the word Teas.

    The Key

  • The room was on the top floor and the liny dormer window seemed designed to keep out the summer breezes rather than to let them in.

    the dirty duck

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