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A roofing tile with an S-shaped profile, laid so that the down curve of one tile overlaps the up curve of the one next to it.

[pan + tile.]

pan′tiled′ adj.


1. (Building) a roofing tile, with an S-shaped cross section, laid so that the downward curve of one tile overlaps the upward curve of the adjoining tile
2. (Building) a tapering roofing tile with a semicircular cross section, laid alternately so that the convex side of one tile overlaps the concave side of adjoining tiles
[C17: from pan1 + tile]



a roofing tile curved across its width in the shape of a flattened S, laid so that the convex curve of one tile overlaps the concave curve of the next tile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pantile - a roofing tile with a S-shapepantile - a roofing tile with a S-shape; laid so that curves overlap
roofing tile, tile - a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing


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In one corner various heaps of clay had been piled up, destined for tiles and pantiles, and a stack of brushwood and logs (fuel for the kiln no doubt) lay in another part of the enclosure.
Terry Malpass, Fairholme Farm, 5 Main Street, Erection of stable block, associated access drive and hardstanding (resubmisison) Use of reclaimed clay pantiles instead of timber shingles.
The horse, called Charter, was part of an awareness campaign for Hospice in the Weald and appeared in the Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells during the summer.
We passed the afternoon browsing the shops that line a gleaming white Georgian colonnade known as the Pantiles, in the town's historic centre.
Tunbridge Wells' historic Pantiles area gets a new 39-room hotel in June.
Stroll along the Pantiles, a colonnaded walkway, where you can sample the iron-rich water that made the town famous from Regency times.
Screeds of pantiles mixed with recycled and new tiles.
During the 14th and 15th centuries, she explains, when East Anglia was luxuriating in wool wealth, Dutch ships would cross the North Sea using pantiles as ballast, before swapping them for British fleeces and heading on to trade in mainland Europe, like buoyant matchboxes stuffed full of cotton balls.
Handmade pantiles were originally used for the roof, although the majority have been now been replace and the walls were faced with cement and rendered in 'snowcrete' to create a dramatic effect.
Every time we drop in there's a different heap of orange pantiles, old beams or marble slabs waiting to be fitted.
Lancaster identified 'Bankers Georgian', 'Curzon Street Baroque' and 'Pseudish'--a particularly clever name for that white-walled sub-Spanish Colonial manner with bright green or turquoise pantiles on the roof.
Richard Smith, from King's Avenue, Flint, spent last weekend competing against the world's greatest in the Pantiles Christmas Strength Challenge, in Tunbridge Wells.