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shed roof

a roof having a single slope.
Also called penthouse.
Origin of shed roof
First recorded in 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There was a shed roof, over the kiln, which sat commonly in the edge of the orchard.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South Martha McCulloch Williams
  • A great gust lifted off a section of the shed roof and whirled it away.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
  • Another was placed at the end that was to be the highest, so to give the right slope to the roof, which was a shed roof.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
  • This is a shed roof house 16 feet wide equipped with single pens.

    Ducks and Geese Harry M. Lamon
  • He got out of the window and went over the shed roof to the ground.

    Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie Alice B. Emerson
  • He could alight on a shed roof if he had to, (provided, of course, that the roof was flat).

    Unexplored! Allen Chaffee
  • Biddy, who slept in the attic, practised getting out on the shed roof, so that she might run away at the first alarm.

    An Old-fashioned Girl Louisa May Alcott
  • At one end of it, under a shed roof, stood four horses and a wagon.

    The Road to Paris Robert Neilson Stephens
  • And he's in the well, and he's sitting on the shed roof too.

  • I didn't know I was going to, but I did; and he's dead in there, and he's on the shed roof.

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