mansard

noun
man·​sard | \ ˈman-ˌsärd How to pronounce mansard (audio) , -sərd \

Definition of mansard

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

Other Words from mansard

mansarded \ ˈman-​ˌsär-​dəd How to pronounce mansard (audio) , -​sər-​ \ adjective

Examples of mansard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web French Renaissance stucco and stone house in Homeland is architecturally distinctive with its mansard roof, dormers, plantation shutters and decorative stonework at the corners and framing the front door and windows. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 3 Mar. 2022 Initially a sign bearing the words Germania Life adorned its mansard roof. New York Times, 26 Feb. 2021 Its impressive mansard asphalt shingle roof makes the home stand out on the street, which backs up to Popieluszko Court. courant.com, 11 Dec. 2020 Those photos were about all that remained after a fire that started Thursday afternoon and burned into Friday destroyed much of the redbrick landmark with the white trim and mansard roof that has helped define Northfield for generations. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, 13 Nov. 2020 Up top, a ventilating tower was handsomely fitted out with a four-sided mansard roof pierced by round-arched dormers. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2020 The Victorian row houses -- and two Second Empire-style row houses with mansard roofs that are expected to follow in 2021 -- are being developed by the non-profit Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, Inc., or NINA. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, 2 Dec. 2019 That facade, research showed, was originally cast iron on its lower four floors and sheet metal on its fifth level, the dormered mansard roof. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2019 Some rooms have special features like a wooden Versailles parquet on the first floor or Parisian mansards on the top floor. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, 8 Jan. 2019 See More

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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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“Mansard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mansard. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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