One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of furniture) having a convexly curved front.
- ‘A leading Dublin firm lately described a bow-fronted villa in Co Dublin as a ‘beau’ fronted house - maybe the writer of the brochure was French but either way this blunder did not stop the property from realising about £1 million.’
- ‘Yet a significant number occupy bow-fronted stalls to either side of the stage; skinny concave balconies projecting from three levels above; or tiered terraces behind the stage that part to either side of a 6125-pipe organ.’
- ‘From the generous windows, we could see the bow-fronted stucco villas of Headington, with gardens for childhood.’
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