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shed roof

a roof having a single slope.
Also called penthouse.
Origin of shed roof
1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A shed-roof covered one side of the patio and under it were racks of equipment.

    Jimsy and the Monsters Walt Sheldon
  • He slid down from the shed-roof before she had time to thank him, and ran off through the darkness.

    A Dog of Flanders Louisa de la Ram, AKA uida
  • Every shed-roof is the edge of an oblique Niagara of snow; every angle the center of a whirlpool.

    Vandemark's Folly Herbert Quick

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