mansard roof definition

  • noun:
    • A four-sided roof having a double slope on all sides, with all the lower slope much steeper than the upper.
    • A roof having two mountains for each side, the reduced one having a steeper pitch than the top; this increases the volume of the enclosed area.
    • A steeper roof that terminates into an appartment roofing at its high point.
    • See roof.
    • a hip roofing having two mountains for each part
  • others:
    • A hipped curb roof; which, a roof having on all edges two mountains, the reduced one becoming steeper versus top one.

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