gambrel roof


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gambrel roof

[′gam·brəl ′rüf]
(building construction)
A roof with two sloping sides stepped at different angles on each side of the center ridge; the lower slope is steeper than the upper slope.

gambrel roof

A roof with two pitches on each side. See also: Roof

gambrel roof, gambrel

gambrel roof, 1
1. (US) A roof which has two pitches on each side; in Great Britain called a mansard roof.
2. (Brit.) A roof which has a small gable near the ridge on one end; the part of the roof below the gable is inclined. Also see Dutch gambrel roof, English gambrel roof, Flemish gambrel roof, New England gambrel roof, Swedish gambrel roof.
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The house featured a low gambrel roof that curved out to form a wide over-hang supported by slender columns.
In browsing through several current books of house plans, I couldn't find a single gambrel roof.
That window lights a loft that takes advantage of the attic space under the gambrel roof.
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