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mansard

[man-sahrd, -serd] /ˈmæn sɑrd, -sərd/
noun
1.
Also called mansard roof. a hip roof, each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part.
Compare French roof.
2.
the story under such a roof.
Origin of mansard
1725-1735
1725-35; < French mansarde, named after N. F. Mansart
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  • Those bedrooms under the mansard-roof are miracles not only of ugliness, but discomfort, and there is no attic.

    The Whole Family William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton
  • Sometimes I speculate as to whether it can be due to the mansard-roof of their house.

    The Whole Family William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton
British Dictionary definitions for mansard-roof

mansard

/ˈmænsɑːd; -səd/
noun
1.
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.
an attic having such a roof
Word Origin
C18: from French mansarde, after François Mansart
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Word Origin and History for mansard-roof

mansard

1734, from French mansarde, short for toit à la mansarde, a corrupt spelling, named for French architect Nicholas François Mansart (1598-1666), who made use of them.

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