Jerkinhead


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jerkinhead

[′jər·kən‚həd]
(architecture)
Section of a roof hipped for only part of its height, forming a truncated gable on the wall below.

Jerkinhead

Gable end that slopes back at the top to form a small hipped roof end; also called a hipped gable.

jerkinhead, clipped gable, hipped gable, shreadhead

jerkinhead
The end of a roof when it is formed into a shape intermediate between a gable and a hip; the gable rises about halfway to the ridge, resulting in a truncated shape, the roof being inclined backward from this level.