hip roof

noun Architecture.
a roof with sloping ends and sides; a hipped roof.


hip-roofed, adjective
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hip roof
a roof having sloping ends and sides

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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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Example sentences
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.
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