lean-to definition

  • adjective:
    • Having or characterized by an individual pitch or pitch: a lean-to roof; lean-to construction.
    • Having only 1 slope or pitch; -- said of a roof.
  • noun:
    • A structure with a single-pitch roofing this is certainly attached to the side of a building as a-wing or an extension.
    • A shelter or drop having a roof with an individual slope or pitch.
    • A shelter with a sloped roofing; additionally a building with an equivalent construction connected to the side of a building as an extension.
    • A shed or small building put against the wall of a bigger construction and achieving a single-pitched roof; -- labeled as also penthouse, and to-fall.
    • A crude, generally temporary shelter comprising a lean-to roof braced against any convenient support, as a wall, a tree or a-pole. The roof may extend completely to the floor.
    • A building whose rafters or supports pitch against or slim upon another building, or against a wall, and/or love; a penthouse.
    • rough shelter whose roof has only one pitch
  • others:
    • Having rafters or supports pitched against or leaning on another building, a wall, or even the like: as, a lean-to roof.

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