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[jur-kin-hed] /ˈdʒɜr kɪnˌhɛd/
a roof having a hipped end truncating a gable.
Also called shreadhead.
Origin of jerkinhead
1835-45; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The roof is a jerkinhead gable form with a central jerkinhead gable on the main façade.
  • The structure has a gable roof with a jerkinhead at each end.
  • North of the house is a fine brick carriage house with segmental arched openings and a tin jerkinhead roof.
  • jerkinhead roofs and battered walls added to the almost geological character of the structures.
  • The central architectural feature was an open-air foyer protected by a jerkinhead roof.

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