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1A covered entrance large enough for vehicles to pass through, typically opening into a courtyard.
- ‘She rinsed off her hands in the sink, wiped them on the towel hanging from one side of her apron, and left the kitchen, headed for the porte cochère.’
- 1.1North American A porch where vehicles stop to set down passengers.
Late 17th century: French, literally ‘coach gateway’.
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