mansard roof


[man-sahrd, -serd]
Also called mansard roof. a hip roof, each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part. See illus. under roof, Compare French roof.
the story under such a roof.

1725–35; < French mansarde, named after N. F. Mansart Unabridged
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mansard (ˈmænsɑːd, -səd)
1.  Compare gambrel roof Also called: mansard roof a roof having two slopes on both sides and both ends, the lower slopes being steeper than the upper
2.  an attic having such a roof
[C18: from French mansarde, after François Mansart]

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1734, from Fr. mansarde, short for toit à la mansarde, named for Fr. architect Nicholas François Mansart (1598-1666).
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