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noun

a gable roof, each side of which has a shallower slope above a steeper one.Compare mansard (def. 1).

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Origin of gambrel roof

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65

OTHER WORDS FROM gambrel roof

gambrel-roofed, adjective

Words nearby gambrel roof

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British Dictionary definitions for gambrel roof

gambrel roof

noun

mainly British a hipped roof having a small gable at both ends
mainly US and Canadian a roof having two slopes on both sides, the lower slopes being steeper than the upperCompare mansard (def. 1)
Sometimes shortened to: gambrel

Derived forms of gambrel roof

gambrel-roofed, adjective
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