Mansard roof

mansard

[man-sahrd, -serd]
noun
1.
Also called mansard roof. a hip roof, each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part. See illus. under roof, Compare French roof.
2.
the story under such a roof.

Origin:
1725–35; < French mansarde, named after N. F. Mansart

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mansard (ˈmænsɑːd, -səd)
 
n
1.  Compare gambrel roof Also called: mansard roof a roof having two slopes on both sides and both ends, the lower slopes being steeper than the upper
2.  an attic having such a roof
 
[C18: from French mansarde, after François Mansart]

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mansard
1734, from Fr. mansarde, short for toit à la mansarde, named for Fr. architect Nicholas François Mansart (1598-1666).
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