camp ceiling

noun

Definition of camp ceiling

: a ceiling common in top stories and attics that consists of a plane horizontal central surface joined at two sides by inclined surfaces which meet the side walls

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History and Etymology for camp ceiling

alteration (influenced by camp) of earlier cant ceiling, from cant + ceiling

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“Camp ceiling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camp%20ceiling. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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