gambrel roof


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gambrel roof

n.
A two-sided roof with a double slope on each side, the lower slope having the steeper pitch.

gambrel roof

n
1. (Architecture) chiefly Brit a hipped roof having a small gable at both ends
2. (Architecture) chiefly US and Canadian a roof having two slopes on both sides, the lower slopes being steeper than the upper. Compare mansard1
Sometimes shortened to: gambrel
ˈgambrel-ˌroofed adj

gam′brel roof′


n.
a gable roof, each side of which has a shallower slope above a steeper one.
[1755–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gambrel roof - a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steepergambrel roof - a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steeper
gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback roof, saddleback - a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
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A) Historically, the gambrel roof was a practical and inexpensive way to add functional space to a second story of a barn.
The Barn is approximately 36-feet wide by 91-feet long with a conventional gambrel roof.
The three-bay barn featured a gambrel roof (instead of the common gable roof) for increased hay storage on the upper level.
We chose a gambrel roof, which yielded more upstairs living space than a steeply-pitched roof.
The overhanging second story, emphasized with eye-popping white trim on the brackets, is incorporated into the steeper lower slope of the gambrel roof, another characteristic Shingle feature.
5 stories with a gambrel roof, multiple dormers and a large bonus room over an attached garage.