garret


gar·ret

noun \ˈger-ət, ˈga-rət\

: a usually small and unpleasant room or space area just below the roof of a building

Full Definition of GARRET

:  a room or unfinished part of a house just under the roof

Examples of GARRET

  1. <bought a charming Victorian house with a garret that she hoped to turn into a writing room>

Origin of GARRET

Middle English garite watchtower, turret, from Anglo-French, from garir
First Known Use: 14th century

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Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

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