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lean–to

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noun \ˈlēn-ˌtü\

Definition of lean–to

plural

lean–tos

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  1. 1 :  a wing or extension of a building having a lean-to roof

  2. 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

  1. :  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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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

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noun \ˈlēn-ˌtü\

Definition of lean–to for Students

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lean–tos

  1. 1 :  a building that has a roof with only one slope and is usually joined to another building

  2. 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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