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pantile

[pan-tahyl] /ˈpænˌtaɪl/
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
1630-1640
1630-40; pan1 + tile
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Examples from the web for pantile
  • Repairs on this pantile roof were made with new tiles held in place with metal hangers.
  • The building has a terra cotta cornice with a shed roof of clay pantile roofing tiles.
British Dictionary definitions for pantile

pantile

/ˈpænˌtaɪl/
noun
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
Word Origin
C17: from pan1 + tile
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