Part of speech: noun

A window built out from a wall and resting on a bracket.

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Usage examples "oriel":

  1. Two more remain at Oxford in the libraries of Oriel and Corpus Christi. - "The Great Book-Collectors", Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton.
  2. The Hall itself was a picturesque, gray old building, with turrets covered with ivy, and square towers of modern build; there were deep oriel windows, stately old rooms that told of the ancient race, and cheerful modern apartments replete with modern comfort. - "Dora Thorne", Charlotte M. Braeme.
  3. I suppose you know Millbank has gone to Oriel. - "Coningsby", Benjamin Disraeli.