gambrel-roof

gambrel roof

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

Origin:
1755–65, Americanism

gambrel-roofed, adjective
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gambrel roof
 
n
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
 
'gambrel-roofed
 
adj

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