saddleback roof

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Saddleback roof - a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each endsaddleback roof - a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
gambrel, gambrel roof - a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steeper
gutter, trough - a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
ridgepole, rooftree, ridge - a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters
roof - a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
References in periodicals archive ?
For example, a single-family house with a saddleback roof can be simplified to a rectangular ground plan with four facade sides and two roof faces; maybe one if the roof is generalized to a flat roof.
The further the buildings are apart from each other, the lower the valley and the larger the asymmetry of the two saddleback roof parts.
Working within the constraints of strict planning codes, which imposing the style of local farmhouses stipulated a saddleback roof form with projecting eaves.