lean-to

[ leen-too ]
/ ˈlinˌtu /

noun, plural lean-tos.

a shack or shed supported at one side by trees or posts and having an inclined roof.
a roof of a single pitch with the higher end abutting a wall or larger building.
a structure with such a roof.

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Origin of lean-to

1425–75; late Middle English; noun use of verb phrase lean to
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British Dictionary definitions for lean-to

lean-to

noun plural -tos

a roof that has a single slope with its upper edge adjoining a wall or building
a shed or outbuilding with such a roof
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