gambrel roof

gambrel roof
noun
a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steeper
Syn: ↑gambrel
Hypernyms: ↑gable roof, ↑saddle roof, ↑saddleback, ↑saddleback roof

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noun
: a curb roof of the same section in all parts with a lower steeper slope and an upper flatter one — compare mansard

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gambrel-roofed, adj.
a gable roof, each side of which has a shallower slope above a steeper one. Cf. mansard (def. 1). See illus. under roof.
[1755-65, Amer.]

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gambrel roof noun
1. In the UK, a hipped roof in which the upper parts of the hipped ends take the form of a small vertical gable end
2. In the USA, a roof with the lower part at a steeper pitch than the upper (called a mansard-roof in the UK)
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Main Entry:gambrel

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gambrel roof,
a roof having two slopes on each side. The lower slope is usually steeper than the upper one.

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  • Gambrel roof — Gambrel Gam brel, n. [OF. gambe, jambe leg, F. jambe. Cf. {Cambrel}, {Chambrel}, and see {Gambol}. n.] 1. The hind leg of a horse. [1913 Webster] 2. A stick crooked like a horse s hind leg; used by butchers in suspending slaughtered animals.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gambrel roof — ☆ gambrel roof n. a roof with two slopes on each of its two sides, the lower steeper than the upper …   English World dictionary

  • gambrel roof — gambrel roofed, adj. a gable roof, each side of which has a shallower slope above a steeper one. Cf. mansard (def. 1). See illus. under roof. [1755 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • gambrel roof — /ˈgæmbrəl ruf/ (say gambruhl roohf) noun 1. a roof having a small gablet at the summit of a hipped end. 2. US a mansard roof. –gambrel roofed, adjective …  

  • gambrel roof — noun Date: 1765 a roof with a lower steeper slope and an upper less steep one on each of its two sides see roof illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gambrel-roof — n. Curb roof, mansard roof …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gambrel roof — gam′brel roof′ n. archit. a gable roof, each side of which has a shallower slope above a steeper one • Etymology: 1755–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • gambrel roof — noun A roof design having two slopes on the sides and gables in the ends …   Wiktionary

  • Gambrel Roof — arched roof that has two sections on each side that each have a different angle of slope …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gambrel — hipped roof, 1851, short for gambrel roof, so called for its shape, from gambrel horse s hind leg (c.1600), earlier wooden bar to hang carcasses (1540s), perhaps from O.N.Fr. gamberel, from gambe leg, from L.L. gamba (see GAMBOL (Cf. gambol)) …   Etymology dictionary

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