Pronunciation: (pôrt"kō-shâr', -ku-, pōrt"-), [key]
1. a covered carriage entrance leading into a courtyard.
2. a porch at the door of a building for sheltering persons entering and leaving carriages. Also,porte"-co•chère'.
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