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Dormer Window

The window of an attic standing out from the slope of the roof. (O. French, dormeor =a sleeping room formerly fitted with windows of this kind.)

“Thatched were the roofs, with dormer windows.”

Longfellow: Evangeline, part i. stanza 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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