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1lean–to

noun \ˈlēn-ˌtü\

: a small and usually roughly made building that is built on the side of a larger building

plural lean–tos \-ˌtüz\

Full Definition of LEAN-TO

1
:  a wing or extension of a building having a lean-to roof
2
:  a rough shed or shelter with a lean-to roof

First Known Use of LEAN-TO

15th century

2lean–to

adjective

Definition of LEAN-TO

:  having only one slope or pitch <a lean–to roof> — see roof illustration

First Known Use of LEAN-TO

1649
LEAN-TO Defined for Kids

lean–to

noun \ˈlēn-ˌtü\
plural lean–tos

Definition of LEAN-TO for Kids

1
:  a building that has a roof with only one slope and is usually joined to another building
2
:  a rough shelter that has a roof with only one slope and is held up by posts, rocks, or trees

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