lean-to

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lean-to

1. a roof that has a single slope with its upper edge adjoining a wall or building
2. a shed or outbuilding with such a roof

Lean-to

A shed or building having a single pitched roof, with its highest end against an adjoining wall or building.

lean-to

[′lēn‚tü]
(building construction)
A single-pitched roof whose summit is supported by the wall of a higher structure.

lean-to

lean-to
A small extension to a building with a roof (having but one slope) whose supports lean against the building.
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NEW MILL: David Wilson Homes, 11 hours, Moorbrook Mills, Greenhill Bank Road; P Falconio, proposed two storey extension to side and leanto roof to existing sunroom at the rear, Grass Croft, Holmfirth Road.
Some city politicians, according to reports, help the informal settlers to build their shanties and leantos for a clear purpose, getting their votes.
Interspersed between them lie leantos of various shades of found GI sheeting, four on each side in lieu of walls, some new, some old, a few colored, also roofing the roadside hovels.
As nomads they did not live in longhouses, but in leantos. They also engaged in barter-trade with their settled neighbors.
Just to the side of the several-acre spot where the tracks are dropping new loads sits a cluster of shacks and leantos, shaded by ragged tarps.
Orphan tractors are not, as one might imagine, poor tractors living in leantos, rejected by their families and eking out a meager life on rocky soil.