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 for dormer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dormer \Dor"mer\, or Dormer window \Dor"mer win"dow\, n.
     [Literally, the window of a sleeping apartment. F. dormir to
     sleep. See Dormant, a. & n.] (Arch.)
     A window pierced in a roof, and so set as to be vertical
     while the roof slopes away from it. Also, the gablet, or
     houselike structure, in which it is contained.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dormant \Dor"mant\, n. [See Dormant, a.] (Arch.)
     A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of
     the other timbers rest or " sleep." --Arch. Pub. Soc. --
     Called also dormant tree, dorman tree, dormond, and
     dormer. --Halliwell. Dormer

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to
           accommodate a vertical window [syn: dormer, dormer

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "dormer":
     bay, bay window, bow window, casement, casement window, fan window,
     fanlight, grille, lancet window, lantern, lattice, light,
     louver window, oriel, pane, picture window, port, porthole,
     rose window, skylight, transom, wicket, window, window bay,
     window glass, windowpane

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