lean-to

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lean-to

(lēn′to͞o′)
adj.
Having or characterized by a single slope or pitch: a lean-to roof; lean-to construction.
n. pl. lean-tos
1. A structure with a single-pitch roof that is attached to the side of a building as a wing or extension.
2. A shelter or shed having a roof with a single slope or pitch.

lean-to

n, pl -tos
1. (Architecture) a roof that has a single slope with its upper edge adjoining a wall or building
2. (Architecture) a shed or outbuilding with such a roof

lean′-to`



n., pl. -tos.
1. a shack or shed supported at one side by trees or posts and having an inclined roof.
2. a roof of a single pitch with the higher end abutting a wall or larger building.
3. a structure with such a roof.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lean-to - rough shelter whose roof has only one slopelean-to - rough shelter whose roof has only one slope
shelter - protective covering that provides protection from the weather
Translations

lean-to

[ˈliːntuː] N (lean-tos (pl)) → cobertizo m

lean-to

nAnbau m; (= shelter)Wetterschutz or -schirm m
adjangebaut

lean-to

[ˈliːnˌtuː] n (roof) → tettoia; (building) edificio con tetto appoggiato ad altro edificio
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Kier Living Ltd, Listed Building consent and planning permission for demolition and reubilding of 18 Waingate and terrace to form 4 dwellings and alterations to convert Black Rose House into 2 dwellings including partial demolition of the leanto section (listed building within a Conservation Area).
Police visited the road on Monday as part of inquiries into the welfare of those at the address and found four men in a leanto building.
On July 7th, Jerry Bajema (pronounced By-ma) was on a ladder cutting branches with his chainsaw to prepare a site for his firewood leanto.
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