- Also called mansard roof. a hip roof, each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part.Compare French roof.
- the story under such a roof.
Origin of mansard
Examples from the Web for mansard-roof
Historical Examples of mansard-roof
Those bedrooms under the mansard-roof are miracles not only of ugliness, but discomfort, and there is no attic.
Sometimes I speculate as to whether it can be due to the mansard-roof of their house.
- Also called: mansard roof a roof having two slopes on both sides and both ends, the lower slopes being steeper than the upperCompare gambrel roof
- an attic having such a roof
Word Origin for mansard
1734, from French mansarde, short for toit à la mansarde, a corrupt spelling, named for French architect Nicholas François Mansart (1598-1666), who made use of them.