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mansard

[ man-sahrd, -serd ]
/ ˈmæn sɑrd, -sərd /
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noun
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.
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Origin of mansard

1725–35; <French mansarde, named after N. F. Mansart
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British Dictionary definitions for mansard

mansard
/ (ˈmænsɑːd, -səd) /

noun
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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