noun, plural lean-tos.
Origin of lean-to
Examples from the Web for lean-to
On the lean-to side is a milk or dairy-room, 88 feet, lighted by a window.Rural Architecture|Lewis Falley Allen
Under a lean-to that covered a door in the side of the house was a barrel of water and a bench with two basins.Out of the Depths|Robert Ames Bennet
Then we went into the lean-to, where there were some loose boards in the corner, but they wouldn't do.Sunny Slopes|Ethel Hueston
The roof thatched to his satisfaction, he broke a quantity of boughs and with some care prepared a bed under the lean-to.Troop One of the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
Wade, his heart made tender by his own grief, gazed towards the lonesome isolation of the lean-to with moistening eyes.King Spruce, A Novel|Holman Day