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lean-to

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noun \ ˈlēn-ˌtü \

Definition of lean-to

plural lean-tos play \ˈlēn-ˌtüz\
1 :a wing or extension of a building having a lean-to roof
2 :a rough shed or shelter with a lean-to roof

First Known Use of lean-to

15th century


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lean-to

adjective

Definition of lean-to

:having only one slope or pitch
  • a lean-to roof
— see roof illustration

First Known Use of lean-to

1649


LEAN-TO Defined for English Language Learners

lean-to

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noun

Definition of lean-to for English Language Learners

  • : a small and usually roughly made building that is built on the side of a larger building


LEAN-TO Defined for Kids

lean-to

noun \ ˈlēn-ˌtü \

Definition of lean-to for Students

plural lean-tos
1 :a building that has a roof with only one slope and is usually joined to another building
2 :a rough shelter that has a roof with only one slope and is held up by posts, rocks, or trees


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