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mansard

[man-sahrd, -serd] /ˈmæn sɑrd, -sərd/
noun
1.
Also called mansard roof. a hip roof, each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part.
Compare French roof.
2.
the story under such a roof.
Origin of mansard
1725-1735
1725-35; < French mansarde, named after N. F. Mansart

Mansart

[mahn-sar; English man-sahrt, -sert] /mɑ̃ˈsar; English ˈmæn sɑrt, -sərt/
noun
1.
Jules Hardouin
[zhyl ar-dwan] /ʒül arˈdwɛ̃/ (Show IPA),
(Jules Hardouin) 1646–1708, French architect: chief architectural director for Louis XIV.
2.
his granduncle, (Nicolas) François
[nee-kaw-lah frahn-swa] /ni kɔˈlɑ frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA),
1598–1666, French architect.
Also, Mansard
[mahn-sar; English man-sahrd, ‐serd] /mɑ̃ˈsar; English ˈmæn sɑrd, ‐sərd/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for mansard

mansard

/ˈmænsɑːd; -səd/
noun
1.
Also called mansard roof. a roof having two slopes on both sides and both ends, the lower slopes being steeper than the upper Compare gambrel roof
2.
an attic having such a roof
Word Origin
C18: from French mansarde, after François Mansart

Mansart

/French mɑ̃sar/
noun
1.
François (frɑ̃swa). 1598–1666, French architect, who established the classical style in French architecture
2.
his great-nephew, Jules Hardouin (ʒyl ardwɛ̃). 1646–1708, French architect and town planner, who completed the Palace of Versailles
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Word Origin and History for mansard

1734, from French mansarde, short for toit à la mansarde, a corrupt spelling, named for French architect Nicholas François Mansart (1598-1666), who made use of them.

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