man·​sard | \ˈman-ˌsärd, -sərd\

Definition of mansard 

: a roof having two slopes on all sides with the lower slope steeper than the upper one — see roof illustration

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mansarded \ -​ˌsär-​dəd , -​sər-​ \ adjective

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GREENFIELD - With McDonald's ripping the double mansard roofs off of all its restaurants and generally updating the restaurants, the two McDonald's on Highway 100 in Greenfield appear to be next. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "McDonald's proposes remodeling 2 restaurants on Highway 100 in Greenfield," 10 July 2018 It was originally built around 1871 in the Italianate style with a mansard roof as the 14th police precinct station house, and is across the street from DeSalvio Playground. Rosalie R. Radomsky, New York Times, "Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions," 27 Feb. 2018 More than a dozen steep mansard roofs with inset windows branch out around the sides. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Curves and angles intersect to give $8.5M Orchard Lake mansion its grandeur," 21 Oct. 2017 The coastal retreat has a red mansard roof and three towers, and looks out on granite outcroppings. Condé Nast Traveler, "Wentworth by the Sea," 20 Oct. 2017 Before it was finished, Mr. McMahon and his team had also repaired the building’s facade and mansard roof. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "Renovating a Rental with the Future in Mind," 17 Oct. 2017 The steep mansard roof was interrupted by ornate gables with rose windows. Jeff Suess,, "Our history: Odd Fellows Temple was lost Hannaford design," 30 Aug. 2017 In addition to Thurlow Lodge, his 50-room residence, Latham erected an ornate, one-story barn with an elaborate mansard roof. Michael Svanevik, The Mercury News, "Matters Historical: Memories of the Peninsula’s great horse farms," 7 Mar. 2017 His houses offered elegant scale and symmetry, dramatic entrances (often a pair of tall Pullman doors puncturing a mansard roof) and perfectly proportioned rooms punctuated by neoclassical columns and elliptical windows. Peter Haldeman, New York Times, "California’s Marrakesh: A Country Club That’s Chic Again," 26 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of mansard

circa 1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mansard

French mansarde, from François Mansart †1666 French architect

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