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porchnoun [C]

uk   /pɔːtʃ/ us   /pɔːrtʃ/
a covered structure in front of the entrance to a building
US a veranda : We sat out on the porch to cool off.
(Definition of porch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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porchnoun [C]

us   /pɔrtʃ/
a covered area next to the entrance of a house, sometimes open to the air and sometimes surrounded by a screen (= wire net): The back porch looks out on our garden.
(Definition of porch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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