[ man-sahrd, -serd ]
/ ˈmæn sɑrd, -sərd /
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.
Words nearby mansard
Origin of mansard
1725–35; < French mansarde, named after N. F. Mansart
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Examples from the Web for mansard-roof
Sometimes I speculate as to whether it can be due to the mansard-roof of their house.
Those bedrooms under the mansard-roof are miracles not only of ugliness, but discomfort, and there is no attic.
British Dictionary definitions for mansard-roof
/ (ˈmænsɑːd, -səd) /
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
C18: from French mansarde, after François Mansart
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