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gambrel roof[′gam·brəl ′rüf]
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.
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A roof with two pitches on each side. See also: Roof
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gambrel roof, gambrel
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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