peaked roof

peaked roof

[′pēkt ′rüf]
(architecture)
A roof that rises to a point or ridge.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

peaked roof

A roof of two or more slopes that rises to a ridge or peak.
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References in classic literature ?
A long decaying building on the summit was half buried in the high grass; the large holes in the peaked roof gaped black from afar; the jungle and the woods made a background.
The framework being so much weakened, and the inward props removed, it would have been no marvel if, in some stronger wrestle of the blast, the rotten walls of the edifice, and all the peaked roofs, had come crushing down upon the owner's head.
Newman followed the first cross-road to the right--it was bordered with mouldy cottages--and in a few moments saw before him the peaked roofs of the towers.
And yet those strange, peaked roofs and quaint, overhung gables were a fitting covering to grim and terrible intrigue.
The multiple peaked roof line is the first distinctive external feature that draws the eye, coupled with the double height, glass fronted entrance; an impressive welcome and a taste of what awaits a visitor inside.
It had a peaked roof, with a pretend chimney and scalloped edges.
A traditionally designed and attractive exterior - with peaked roof and extensive glazing - opens to a welcoming hallway with semi-open plan dining area, a centrally located staircase and fine wood veneer double doors, with chrome ironmongery, to both the kitchen-come-family area and the separate living room.
The design reflects Sharratt's portfolio, which is filled with homes with soaring, peaked roof lines, earth tone shakes and shingles, and stone accents.
Its peaked roof made of clay tiles from Mangalore effectively kept out storms.
The house changed hands seven more times, with each owner adding his or her own un-Phinneyish touches: a triangle of brads in the kitchen cabinets, a new layout for the bedrooms, a peaked roof for the attic that Petroski uses as his office.
Brackett cast aside her original desire for a flat roof and a rooftop garden in favor of a peaked roof that stretches as high as city code allows and gives the room a 12-foot-high ceiling.
A restaurant, Todd's Place, is in a building with a yellow peaked roof. An empty building that once housed a credit union also is on the property.