Definition of widow's walk in English:
A railed platform built on a roof, originally in early New England houses, for providing an unimpeded sea view.
- The rambling old beach house had a dozen or more rooms, attics, walk-in closets with hidden panels and a widow's walk that gave a view of the ocean.
- Cupola domes and widow's walks sprout from the roofs of buildings, while ornate, old apartment blocks bear names like Haus Hohenzollern.
- Diana vaguely remembered seeing the widow's walk, hanging like an afterthought on the front of the house close to the top, wrapped with a wrought iron railing.
1930s: with reference to its use as a viewpoint for the return of a seafaring husband.
Definition of widow's walk in:
- US English dictionary
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