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False front

A front wall which extends beyond the side walls and above the roof of a building to create a more imposing facade.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

false front

1. A front wall which extends beyond the sidewalls of a building to create a more imposing façade.
2. A front wall that extends above the roof of a building; a flying façade.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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