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The upper story formed by the lower slope of a mansard roof.

[French mansarde, after François Mansart (1598-1666), French architect.]

man′sard′ed adj.


(ˈmænsɑːd; -səd)
1. (Architecture) Also called: mansard roof a roof having two slopes on both sides and both ends, the lower slopes being steeper than the upper. Compare gambrel roof
2. (Architecture) an attic having such a roof
[C18: from French mansarde, after François Mansart]


(ˈmæn sɑrd, -sərd)

1. Also called man′sard roof′. a hip roof each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part.
2. the story under such a roof.
[1725–35; < French mansarde, after Nicolas François Mansart (1598–1666), French architect]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mansard - a hip roof having two slopes on each sidemansard - a hip roof having two slopes on each side
curb roof - a roof with two or more slopes on each side of the ridge
French roof - a mansard roof with sides that are nearly perpendicular
Adj.1.mansard - (of a roof) having two slopes on all sides with the lower slope steeper than the uppermansard - (of a roof) having two slopes on all sides with the lower slope steeper than the upper; "the story formed by a mansard roof is usually called the garret"
hipped - (of a roof) sloping on all sides; "a hipped roof has sloping ends rather than gables"


n, mansard roof
nMansardendach nt


[ˈmænsɑːd] n
a. (also mansard roof) → tetto mansardato
b. (attic) → mansarda
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