Dutch gambrel roof


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Dutch gambrel roof

A type of gambrel roof that has two flat surfaces on each side of the ridge, each at a different pitch; the top slope is the flatter of the two, while the lower slopes often end in a flared eave. See also: Roof
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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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