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A veranda in front of a house.
- ‘For years, before I had my stoep enclosed with a roof, swallows, swifts and European starlings nested under the eaves.’
- ‘The farmhouse started as a simple rectangular building with front stoep.’
- ‘A unique feature are the pillars on the front stoep: they are upside down cannon barrels, painted white.’
- ‘Supported by timber trusses and arboreal columns, the restaurant's great monopitch roof recalls the traditional African stoep or veranda.’
- ‘In South Africa a stoep is a raised veranda on which you sit and watch the world go by.’
Afrikaans, from Dutch; related to step.
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