jerkinhead

[ jur-kin-hed ]
/ ˈdʒɜr kɪnˌhɛd /

noun

a roof having a hipped end truncating a gable.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?
Also called shreadhead.

Origin of jerkinhead

First recorded in 1835–45; origin uncertain

Words nearby jerkinhead

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020