jerkinhead roof

jerkinhead roof

A combination of a gable roof and a hipped roof; the gable rises about halfway up the ridge, then the roof is tilted back at a steep incline.
See also: Roof
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The plentiful black and white illustrations, mostly photographed by Walter Harper, include a section on architectural vocabulary that illustrate the specialized terms used in descriptions such as Clipped Gable or Jerkinhead Roof, Knee Brackets, and Pent Roof, as well as more familiar terms: Asbestos Shingles and Shed Roof.