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hip roof

noun Architecture.
  1. a roof with sloping ends and sides; a hipped roof.
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Origin of hip roof

First recorded in 1720–30
Related formship-roofed, adjective
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Historical Examples of hip roof

  • Most typical are the well-known "coffin-lid" and "hip-roof" forms.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis

    James Campbell Todd

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for hip roof

hip roof

  1. a roof having sloping ends and sides
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