compass roof

compass roof

[¦käm·pəs ¦rüf]
(building construction)
A roof in which each truss is in the form of an arch.

compass roof

A convex-shaped roof formed either by curved rafters or by a combination of beams arranged in a vault.
See also: Roof

compass roof

1.A roof having curved rafters or ties.
2. A form of timber roof in which the rafters, collar beams, and braces of each truss combine to form an arch.