- a roof with sloping ends and sides; a hipped roof.
Origin of hip roof
First recorded in 1720–30
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Examples from the Web for hip roof
Most typical are the well-known "coffin-lid" and "hip-roof" forms.
The house is to be two stories high, with a hip-roof: the first ten, the second nine feet high.
This has a hip-roof, which is the only essential difference between it and the types already shown.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
The long axis of the hip-roof crystal is often so shortened that it resembles the envelop crystal of calcium oxalate.
- a roof having sloping ends and sides
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