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 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 The individuals were instructed to build a structure including framing, hip roof, facia and siding. sandiegouniontribune.com, 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, 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, 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 25 Oct. 2021.

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