noun(also mansard roof)
- 1A roof that has four sloping sides, each of which becomes steeper halfway down.More example sentences
- On the ground floor of the entrance facade, a shallow porch with four columns links the two bay windows, and a steep mansard roof with dormer windows is crowned by a grand octagonal cupola.
- These include the mansard roof, cornicing and wrought ironwork to the 1853 facade.
- In 1917 a later owner added a Chinese Chippendale porch with a Shanghai mansard roof.
- 1.1A story or apartment under a mansard roof.More example sentences
- Some workers had found her dead in her tiny mansard apartment.
- 1.2British another term for gambrel.
mid 18th century: from French mansarde, named after F. Mansart (see Mansart, François).
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