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hip roof

[′hip ‚rüf]
(architecture)
A roof having four slopes; the two shorter ends are triangular.

hip roof

A roof which slopes upward from all four sides of a building, requiring a hip rafter at each corner.
See also: Roof

hipped roof, hip roof

A roof comprising adjacent flat surfaces that slope upward from all sides of the perimeter of the building, requiring a hip rafter along each intersection of the inclined surfaces; also see pyramidal roof.

hip roof, hipped roof

hip roof
A roof which slopes upward from all four sides of a building, requiring a hip rafter at each corner.
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* The side angle in the hip roof design, affects mainly the south facing roof area.
The style is a good one, though, so don't shy away from building a hip roof if you get a chance.
Moved to improve traffic flow, the entry is now to one side of the living room, beneath a new hip roof that wraps around the front and one side of the former cabin.
Asphalt shingles cover the hip roof; metal gutters run around the perimeter of the post-and-beam structure.
Part of the ceiling in this remodeled Berkeley kitchen rises the full height of the hip roof, creating a dramatic light and ventilation shaft.
Barrel-vaulted dormers and a hip roof give this 22-foot-square family room addition the look and feel of an independent pavilion.
Four 4-by-4 posts rise from the sides of the stairwell to support (with help from the crossbeam system) a new hip roof capped by a skylit cupola.
Supported on 8-foot 4-by-4 posts is a modified hip roof that looks almost unfinished.