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portico

noun [C]     /ˈpɔː.tɪ.kəʊ/ US  /ˈpɔːr.t̬ɪ.koʊ/ (plural porticoes or porticos)
a covered entrance to a building , usually a large and impressive building , that is supported by columns Passages and entrance areasArches, columns and beams
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