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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S Sidat, construction of front and rear dormer windows and alterations to rear conservatory to create kitchen, 54, Lemans Drive, Dewsbury.
While one might associate clean lines, uncluttered rooms, futuristic kitchens and masses of glass with contemporary luxury homes, what one gets with this country house is gables, dormer windows, inglenooks and, as the name suggests, masses of oak.
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.
Right, Joanne is comforted by parents Joe and Susan; DESPERATE MEASURES: Eddie had climbed out of the dormer window and attempted to make his way down the building when he fell.
The dormer window of the house had fallen on to the road.
Mr Smith's planning application for this was refused as early as 2003 and the dormer window was built with that knowledge in mind.
Conversion of attic space for use as a play room with a dormer window to the rear.
Stairs from the sitting room lead to a spacious landing with eaves storage and window seat in the dormer window alcove.
REF: M/FP/0029/14/P Address: Crown & Mitre, James Street, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough Proposal: Conversion of public house to seven flats with two dormers to front, one dormer window to rear, relocation of fire escape and associated works.
The 68-year-old installed a dormer window to restore the roof in keeping with the terraced house's design, which is in a conservation area.
27 Westbury Road, Chapelfields - loft conversion with dormer window to front elevation.