gambrel roof

noun

Definition of gambrel roof 

: a roof with a lower steeper slope and an upper less steep one on each of its two sides — see roof illustration

First Known Use of gambrel roof

1765, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gambrel roof

perhaps from gambrel in sense "hock of a horse," compared to the shape of the roof

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