, pluralpenthouses [-hou-ziz] /-ˌhaʊ zɪz/ Show IPA
an apartment or dwelling on the roof of a building, usually set back from the outer walls.
any specially designed apartment on an upper floor, especially the top floor, of a building.
a structure on a roof for housing elevator machinery, a water tank, etc.
Also called pent
, pentice [pen-tis] /ˈpɛn tɪs/ Show IPA
. a shed with a sloping roof, or a sloping roof, projecting from a wall or the side of a building, as to shelter a door.
any rooflike shelter or overhanging part.
Court Tennis. a corridor having a slanted roof and projecting from three walls of the court.