A clay roofing tile, approximately semicylindrical in shape; laid in courses with the units having their convex side alternating up and down. See also: Tile
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1. A red-clay roofing tile, approximately semicylindrical in shape; laid in courses, with adjacent tiles having their convex side alternately up and down; also called Spanish tile. 2. Same as pantile, 2.
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