Boston ridge[′bȯs·tən ‚rij]
A method of applying shingles to the ridge of a house by which the shingles alternate in overlap from one side of the ridge to the other.
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Boston hip, Boston ridge, shingle ridge finish
hip roof; the shingles are laid in two parallel rows which overlap at the hip; alternate courses overlap in opposite directions, providing a weatherproof joint.A style of finishing a shingle, slate, or tile
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