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a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

What is a verb I can use to describe the motor of air conditioners on the window of a house?

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Can I use "stick out"?

I reached the alley. There were air conditioner motors sticking out of every window.

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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

Sticking out is fine but I think motor is the wrong word. The window air conditioning unit in your photo probably contains small electric motors driving the fan and the pump but they are not the heart of the device. Our Soothing Dave is an engineer. He can probably provide a better answer and correct my errors.

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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

The entire air conditioner is sticking out of the window. Only the grille and controls are inside.
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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

Window air conditioner bracket-mounted below the window?
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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

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Window air conditioner bracket-mounted below the window?
No. It's mounted in the lower part of the window.
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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

Well, the window has been modified by changing the bottom part of the frame into an opening for installing the air conditioner.
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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

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Well, the window has been modified by changing the bottom part of the frame into an opening for installing the air conditioner.
Actually it hasn't. The double-hung window is closed as far as it can be, fitting into a channel on top of the air conditioner. The openings on either side are blocked by accordion-folded barriers.

This type of air conditioner is ubiquitous in the United States. I've had a couple of them myself.
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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

Okay, the windows come with the opening for the air conditioner. But then, the size of the opening varies with the sizes of the air-conditioner, so it is not easy to standardize such an opening. We have to modify windows on site to accomodate the air-conditioner, which usually don't look as neat.
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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

Jut out?

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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

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Jut out?
I like it.

Does this work?

The back of air conditioners jutted out of every window, whirring with a loud noise in the summer night.

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