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dormer


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dormer  \Dor"mer\,  or  Dormer  window  \Dor"mer  win"dow\,  n. 
  [Literally,  the  window  of  a  sleeping  apartment.  F.  dormir  to 
  sleep.  See  {Dormant},  a.  &  n.]  (Arch.) 
  A  window  pierced  in  a  roof,  and  so  set  as  to  be  vertical 
  while  the  roof  slopes  away  from  it  Also  the  gablet,  or 
  houselike  structure,  in  which  it  is  contained. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dormant  \Dor"mant\,  n.  [See  {Dormant},  a.]  (Arch.) 
  A  large  beam  in  the  roof  of  a  house  upon  which  portions  of 
  the  other  timbers  rest  or  ``  sleep.''  --Arch.  Pub.  Soc.  -- 
  Called  also  {dormant  tree},  {dorman  tree},  {dormond},  and 
  {dormer}.  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dormer 
  n  :  a  gabled  extension  built  out  from  a  sloping  roof  to 
  accommodate  a  vertical  window  [syn:  {dormer  window}] 




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