lean-to


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

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