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hip roof

[′hip ‚rüf]
(architecture)
A roof having four slopes; the two shorter ends are triangular.

hip roof

A roof which slopes upward from all four sides of a building, requiring a hip rafter at each corner.
See also: Roof

hipped roof, hip roof

A roof comprising adjacent flat surfaces that slope upward from all sides of the perimeter of the building, requiring a hip rafter along each intersection of the inclined surfaces; also see pyramidal roof.

hip roof, hipped roof

hip roof
A roof which slopes upward from all four sides of a building, requiring a hip rafter at each corner.