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porte-cochere  


      n  
1    a large covered entrance for vehicles leading into a courtyard  
2    a large roof projecting over a drive to shelter travellers entering or leaving vehicles  
     (C17: from French: carriage entrance, from porte gateway + coche coach)  
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