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a construction with a gable roof and a window at its outer end that projects from a sloping roof


A structure projecting from a sloping roof, usually housing a vertical window that is placed in a small gable, or containing a ventilating louver.

arched dormer

A dormer that has a semi-cylindrical-shaped roof; the head of the window in the dormer may be either rounded or flat.

eyebrow dormer

A low dormer on the slope of a roof. It has no sides; the roof is carried over it in a continuous wavy line.

hipped dormer

A dormer whose roof has a miniature hipped appearance in front, dying into the main roof surface at the back.

inset dormer

A dormer that is partially set below a sloping roof, unlike the usual dormer that projects entirely above the sloping roof. Same as recessed dormer.

recessed dormer

A dormer with all or part of the window set back into the roof surface, resulting in the sill being lower than the roof.

shed dormer

A dormer whose eave line is parallel to the main eave line of the roof, and whose flat roof plane slopes downward in a direction away from the ridge line of the main roof.

wall dormer

A dormer whose face is integral with the face of the wall below.

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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And the Hospital Orderly was so satisfied with the justice of the punishment that he did not even order Private Dormer back to his cot.
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Mr Garnell told planning officers he wished to add in dormers among other changes which included a garage block and a 2m increase in the width of the development.
| M Redfern, front and rear dormers, 35 Station Road, Fenay Bridge.
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.
"There was no historic evidence to demonstrate this property would have had, or was intended have, two dormers and it was felt the second dormer would impact negatively on the terrace as a whole by contradicting the established rhythm of dormer per property."
She was told that the increase was because of the dormers on the house.
I finally got around to replacing the flashing on one, of our dormers. My extension ladder was too short to let me work comfortably at the peak of the dormer, so I drove my pickup into the front yard and placed the ladder in the bed, propping the bottom against the tailgate.
Dormers can add greatly to the exterior aesthetics of a house, as well as provide more space inside.
Under Phase I of the project, new exterior lighting will highlight the major fenestration, dormers, clock tower, and selected elements of the newly restored facade.
Dormers and an inviting covered porch lend this home enormous appeal.
To turn the cramped attic of a 1939 bungalow into a bright and airy master suite, Los Angeles architect Robert Anderson and designer Sheryl McKinsey added a pair of opposing dormers, each 110 square feet.