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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations

lean-to

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

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

[ˈliːnˌtuː] n (roof) → tettoia; (building) edificio con tetto appoggiato ad altro edificio
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Few symbols are as iconic to the Adirondacks as the lean-to. Along with guideboats and Adirondack chairs, the three-sided lean-to occupies an important place in New York's outdoor lore and wilderness experience.
Whether you've hiked in the Adirondacks, Catskills, or on the Finger Lakes Trail, you've likely come across a lean-to at one time or another.
In 1985, ADK member Jon Schneider began coordinating a new effort, Adopt-a-Lean-to, where volunteers would pledge to visit specific lean-tos at least twice a year to check on their conditions, and perform tasks like clearing leaves and dirt from roofs, sweeping out the lean-to, cleaning its water source and maintaining drainage, and determining if significant repairs were needed to the foundation, floor, walls or roof.
Two forest rangers were dispatched and located the hiker and his dog 1/4 mile from the Lillian Brook lean-to. The hiker was exhausted, but willing to walk to the lean-to, escorted by the forest rangers carrying his dog.
As we got closer to Puffer Pond, the younger campers raced ahead to secure the "perfect" lean-to for themselves.
Under a full-moon night sky, we continued the time-honored tradition of reading the lean-to registration book; a must for lean-to users as described in No Place I'd Rather Be: Wit and Wisdom from Adirondack Lean-to Journals by Stuart Mesinger.
You can help preserve these shelters by volunteering through either of two organizations: Adopt a Lean-to or Lean2Rescue.
The group decided to take a break at the Seward Brook lean-to to give their companion some rest.
For any young person, the first night in a lean-to is likely to be somewhat adventurous, especially in the storied countryside where an adult companion has hunted deer or spotted a bear.
Although today transplanted to many other lands, the Adirondack lean-to is indigenous to the region of the same name.
My lean-to near Lake Golden was invaded by woodland jumping mice.
He settled in at the other end of the lean-to and we chatted.