Definition of plain tile in English:

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plain tile

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

A kind of flat tile used in roofing.
Example sentences
  • In addition, I found that a few plain tiles had slipped from the roof-slope onto the flat roof areas and these allowed me to identify that the tiles were manufactured by Hawkins of Cannock from the markings on the underside of the tiles.
  • Clay plain tiles should be used, walls should be rendered smoothly and no historic timber should be cut.
  • Each of these blocks has a strongly individual character, and the interlaces, though cognate, do not link up, so that it is reasonable to assume that they were separated from each other by a grid of plain tiles or pieces of marble.
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