porte-cochère
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(pronounced port-koh-SHARE)

Any of you out there that has taken a year of high school French should recognize that this term translates literally as “coach door.” It describes either 1) a passageway that leads through a building or wall, allowing vehicles to pass into an interior courtyard, or (more commonly) 2) a separate roofed structure that extends out from a building’s or home’s entrance and over a driveway, providing shelter from weather to those getting in or out of vehicles.
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