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 for porte-coch[`e]re
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Porte-cochere \Porte"-co`ch[`e]re"\, n. [F. See Port a gate,
     and Coach.] (Arch.)
     A large doorway allowing vehicles to drive into or through a
     building. It is common to have the entrance door open upon
     the passage of the porte-coch[`e]re. Also, a porch over a
     driveway before an entrance door.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carriage \Car"riage\, n. [OF. cariage luggage, carriage,
     chariage carriage, cart, baggage, F. charriage, cartage,
     wagoning, fr. OF. carier, charier, F. charrier, to cart. See
     1. That which is carried; burden; baggage. [Obs.]
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              David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of
              the carriage.                         --1. Sam.
                                                    xvii. 22.
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              And after those days we took up our carriages and
              went up to Jerusalem.                 --Acts. xxi.
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     2. The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying.
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              Nine days employed in carriage.       --Chapman.
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     3. The price or expense of carrying.
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     4. That which carries of conveys, as:
        (a) A wheeled vehicle for persons, esp. one designed for
            elegance and comfort.
        (b) A wheeled vehicle carrying a fixed burden, as a gun
        (c) A part of a machine which moves and carries of
            supports some other moving object or part.
        (d) A frame or cage in which something is carried or
            supported; as, a bell carriage.
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     5. The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing;
        deportment; personal manners.
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              His gallant carriage all the rest did grace.
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     6. The act or manner of conducting measures or projects;
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              The passage and whole carriage of this action.
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     Carriage horse, a horse kept for drawing a carriage.
     Carriage porch (Arch.), a canopy or roofed pavilion
        covering the driveway at the entrance to any building. It
        is intended as a shelter for those who alight from
        vehicles at the door; -- sometimes erroneously called in
        the United States porte-coch[`e]re.
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