- Portico is an Italian term for a porch or covered walkway.
An example of a portico is a covered outdoor sitting area on the front of a house.
portico definition by Webster's New World
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portico definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. por·ti·coes or por·ti·cos
A porch or walkway with a roof supported by columns, often leading to the entrance of a building.
Origin: Italian, from Latin porticus, from porta, gate; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
- porˈti·coedˌ adjective