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Related to French window: casement window
A type of casement window, similar to a door, where the sash swings from the jamb of the opening.
One of a series of small windows that form a horizontal band directly below the cornice; usually continuing across the main facade.
A window in a gable; a window shaped like a multicurved gable.
A window or row of windows set high up in the wall; also called a clerestory window.
A window sash which opens inward and is hinged at the bottom; when open, air passes over the top of the sash.
A window consisting of a series of overlapping horizontal glass louvers, which pivot simultaneously in a common frame and are actuated by one or more operating devices.
A narrow window with a sharp pointed arch that is typical of English Gothic architecture; one pane shaped in the form of a lancet window.
A double-hung window whose upper sash is highly decorated with small panes of colored glass; the lower sash contains a larger pane of clear glass.
A window casement, fixed or hinged, with glazing bars set diagonally.
A long, narrow, vertical opening, usually widening inward, cut in a medieval wall, parapet, or fortification, for use by archers.
A window composed of lozenge-shaped panes set on the diagonal.
A small dormer window in a roof or spire.
A window which may be opened for ventilation, as opposed to a fixed light.
A bay window corbeled out from a wall of an upper story; a projecting bay that forms the extension of a room, used extensively in medieval English residential architecture.
A window in the shape of an ellipse, or in a shape between an ellipse and a circle.
A round or oval aperture, open, louvered, or glazed; an oculus or oeil-de-boeuf.
A window with a triangular head, most often found in Gothic Revival church architecture; also called a lancet window.
A large fixed pane of glass, often between two narrower operable windows, usually located to present the most attractive view to the exterior.
A window having a sash which rotates about fixed vertical or horizontal pivots, located at or toward the center, in contrast to one hung on hinges along an edge.
One of a horizontal series of windows, separated only by mullions, which form a horizontal band across the facade of a building.
A large, circular medieval window, containing tracery arranged in a radial manner.
A small circular panel or window; an oculus, a bull’s eye, or a circular light like the bottom of a bottle.
A window formed with glazed frames that slide up and down in vertical grooves by means of counterbalanced weights.
shed dormer window
A dormer window whose eave line is parallel to the eave line of the main roof instead of gabled to provide more attic space.
A window with two sashes, only one of which opens.
sliding sash window
A window that moves horizontally in grooves or between runners at the top and bottom of the window frame.
A window whose frame is set at an angle with respect to the face of the wall.
A window that has a straight horizontal lintel above it.
A window with colored glass.
A series of windows, usually in a wall adjacent to a staircase, arranged in a stepped pattern that generally follows the step’s profile.
An auxiliary window, usually placed with the existing window in the same frame, to provide additional protection against severe weather.
A casement window hinged horizontally.
A window with three vertical sliding sashes that allow the window to open to two-thirds of its height.
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A casement window extending down to the floor; also called a French door.
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