gambrel roof

a gable roof, each side of which has a shallower slope above a steeper one. Compare mansard ( def 1 ).

1755–65, Americanism

gambrel-roofed, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
gambrel roof
1.  chiefly (Brit) a hipped roof having a small gable at both ends
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) Compare mansard a roof having two slopes on both sides, the lower slopes being steeper than the upper

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Example sentences
The gambrel roof lines of the three sections of the house run north-south.
The gambrel roof has a large center ridge and a cross-gabled cupola with
  shutter vents adds character.
It has a gambrel roof with exposed rafter tails, clad with milled wood shingles.
It has a dormered gambrel roof flanked by external end chimneys.
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