hip roof


Definition of 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 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, "In Nova Scotia, Homes as Wild as the Landscape Around Them," 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, "Looking for a Beach House? It’ll Cost You," 2 Aug. 2019 The individuals were instructed to build a structure including framing, hip roof, facia and siding. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Montecito High construction students qualify for national competition," 25 Apr. 2018 The symmetrical 3,200-square-foot house features a hip roof with a decorative roof balustrade and is flanked by two lower gabled structures. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Designer’s dazzling ‘clock house’ wants $3.6M outside NYC," 20 Mar. 2018 Visitors arrive by circular driveway at the forecourt on the west side of the house and see a red-tile, hip roof and a tower where the two wings meet. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Portland price breaker: Storied mansion sells for $7 million (photos)," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of hip roof

1663, in the meaning defined above

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“Hip roof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hip%20roof. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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