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A small sloping roof, the upper end of which butts against a wall of a house, usually above the first-floor window. If carried completely around the house, it is called a skirt roof.See also: Roof
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1. A small eaves-like projection from the façade of a house between the first and second floors; has a single straight slope; may provide very limited shelter for a window or door directly below, but is usually merely decorative. Frequently called a visor roof; also See skirt-roof.
2. Same as shed roof.
shed roof, pent roof
A roof shape having only one sloping plane.
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