hip roof


: a roof having sloping ends and sloping sides see roof illustration

Examples of hip roof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roof Shape The shape of the roof can also be regulated, as certain shapes, like hip roofs, are found to be more resistant to high winds than others, such as gable roofs. Sara Kendall, Miami Herald, 7 May 2024 Give serious consideration to a hip roof if possible. Tim Carter, Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 For example, a hip roof, which has multiple slopes, offers better wind resistance than a gable roof, which has only two. Michele Lerner, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2022 Then that structure got an adjoining two-car garage designed to look just like the living room with a hip roof and shingle siding. Jenny Xie, Curbed, 6 Aug. 2021 The council also approved an additional $108,000 for a pre-finished metal hip roof to match that of the nearby Public Safety Center, for a total cost of $2.98 million. Star Tribune, 10 July 2021 Sturdy columns continue from the ground to the gently sloping hip roof and emphasize the symmetry of the design. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 7 July 2021 Gandhi conceived of the residence, a holiday home for a Swiss lawyer, as a classic hip roof separated from the boxy undergirding of a typical Nova Scotian house. Michael Snyder, New York Times, 3 Feb. 2020 Outdoor space: The 0.13-acre lot includes a detached, shingled garage with a matching hip roof and room for two cars. Julie Lasky, New York Times, 2 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1663, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hip roof was in 1663

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“Hip roof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hip%20roof. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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