dormer window

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dormer window

[′dȯr·mər ′win·dō]
(building construction)
An extension of an attic room through a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window.

dormer window

A vertical window that projects from a sloping roof, placed in a small gable.
See also: Chicago window

dormer, dormer window

A structure projecting above a sloping roof, usually housing a vertical window. It is not part of the roof structure but is framed separately, and often provides daylight and ventilation for a room located in a garret or loft space. For definitions and illustrations of specific types, see arched dormer, deck dormer, eyebrow dormer, flat-head dormer, gable dormer, hipped dormer, inset dormer, mission dormer, oval dormer, Palladian dormer, pedimented dormer, pitched-roof dormer, pointed dormer, polygonal dormer, recessed dormer, ridge dormer, round dormer, segmental dormer, shed dormer, through-the-cornice dormer, triangular dormer, wall dormer, watershed dormer.

dormer window, dormer

dormer window
A vertical window which projects from a sloping roof, placed in a small gable.
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John's original planning application for the dormer window was refused in 2003, then again on two further occasions.
Neighbour Brenda Capner, of the Yardley Neighbourhood Forum said: "This is less a dormer window, more a giant look out tower and a third storey.
M Dyson, removal of existing dormer windows |and erection of dormer extension with patio glazing and roof terrace, Hillside Lodge, 40 Edge Road, Thornhill Edge, Dewsbury.
Anneliese Hutchinson, head of Development and Public Protection at Gateshead Council, said: "The Council is having to undertake the work to enable the dormer window to be removed and the enforcement notice to be complied with.
Eddie Lawson, 23, climbed out of a dormer window onto a sloping roof as seven officers went to arrest him over an unpaid fine.
Conversion of attic space for use as a play room with a dormer window to the rear.
Ref: M/FP/0534/14/P Address: 121-123 Borough Road, Middlesbrough Proposal: Change of use of 121 Borough Road from residential to use 'My Sisters Place', with single storey extension and dormer window to rear.
The dormer window of the derelict terraced house had partially collapsed.
In order to restore the roof in keeping with the terraced house's design, which is in a conservation area, the 68-yearold installed a dormer window.
This gets light and view from a continuous dormer window in the slope, similar to those of tradition.
He raised a section of the roof, creating a dormer window and a lofty two-story interior space.