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pantile Line breaks: pan|tile
Pronunciation: /ˈpantʌɪl/

Definition of pantile in English:


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A roof tile curved to form an S-shaped section, fitted to overlap its neighbour.
Example sentences
  • While the original roof structure was rotten, the pantiles were able to be reused and now greatly enhance the aged appearance of the exterior.
  • The restaurant has a fresh farmhouse interior, with cream walls and red pantiles, and boasts an open view of the garden.
  • Concrete Pantiles are available in a medium format of similar size to our clay pantiles, and offer some savings in material and labour.


Example sentences
  • This is a blissful vision of Italian arcadia, undulating olive groves, tall cypresses, distant farmhouses with red pantiled roofs and the silhouette of a slender castle tower on the horizon.
  • We walked down the famous 199 steps, enjoying the gorgeous view of the harbour and pantiled, crowded cottages.
  • Fishing villages with Venetian-style bell towers and red pantiled roofs cling to the shoreline.


Mid 17th century: from pan1 + tile, probably suggested by Dutch dakpan, literally 'roof pan'.

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