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hip roof

noun, Architecture
a roof with sloping ends and sides; a hipped roof.
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hip-roofed, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hip roof
  • Staff suggested the applicants change the gable to a hip roof to better relate to the hip of the main house.
  • He reduced the main house to its present two stories and replaced the hip roof with the existing gable type.
  • Interior chimneys rise from the north and south slopes of the hip roof.
  • Above, a steeply pitched hip roof with dormers extends on all four sides to cover two-story galleries.
  • The large building is two stories in height and has a hip roof and four tall chimneys.
  • The hip roof had gabled, pedimented dormers with entablatures and pilasters.
  • The steep hip roof is punctuated by gables on all sides.
  • Rectangular in plan, this structure features a prominent hip roof with a deep overhang, supported by large wooden brackets.
  • Gable and hip roof configurations require different sprinkler placement.
  • Half of the building appears to have had a gable roof, and the other half a hip roof.
British Dictionary definitions for hip roof

hip roof

a roof having sloping ends and sides
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Encyclopedia Article for hip roof

roof that slopes upward from all sides of a structure, having no vertical ends. The hip is the external angle at which adjacent sloping sides of a roof meet. The degree of such an angle is referred to as the hip bevel. The triangular sloping surface formed by hips that meet at a roof's ridge is called a hip end. A pyramidal hipped roof, also known as a pavilion roof, is hipped equally at all corners and the hips meet at a single peak, but the more common form of hip roof is above a rectangular structure, where a roof ridge meets two hips at either end

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