pan tile

pantile

[pan-tahyl]
noun
1.
a roofing tile straight in its length but curved in its width to overlap the next tile.
2.
a tapered, semicylindrical roofing tile laid either convex side up to overlap flanking similar tiles laid concave side up or vice versa.

Origin:
1630–40; pan1 + tile

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pantile (ˈpænˌtaɪl)
 
n
1.  a roofing tile, with an S-shaped cross section, laid so that the downward curve of one tile overlaps the upward curve of the adjoining tile
2.  a tapering roofing tile with a semicircular cross section, laid alternately so that the convex side of one tile overlaps the concave side of adjoining tiles
 
[C17: from pan1 + tile]

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