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bay window

a window projecting from the wall of a building and forming an alcove of a room
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bay window

A window forming a recess in a room and projecting outwards from the wall either in a rectangular, polygonal or semicircular form. Some are supported on corbels or on projecting moldings.
See also: Window
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bay Window

 

a semicircular, triangular, or polygonal window projecting from the side of a building. It usually extends for several stories, sometimes ranging the entire height of the building, in which case it usually does not include the ground story. The provision of bay windows increases floor space and improves interior illumination and insolation.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

bay window

[¦bā ′win·dō]
(architecture)
A window that projects outward from the wall of a building and forms a small indoor alcove.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bay window

bay window
A window that protrudes from a wall, usually bowed, canted, polygonal, segmental, semicircular, or square-sided in plan; typically one story in height, although sometimes higher; occasionally corbeled out from the face of the wall, as an oriel; Also see angled bay window, bow window, cant window.
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