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

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Other Words from mansard

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

Examples of mansard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "Development of downtown Hartford’s ‘Bushnell Park South’ could take cues from modest Asylum Hill row house project," 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, "Restoring Brooklyn’s Queen of Department Stores," 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, "The Best Room at...Hotel Splendide Royal in Paris," 8 Jan. 2019 The architects restored the exterior of the building, transforming its dilapidated white siding into something closer to the building’s original state with a mansard roof, cornices, and trim. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "1880s Victorian renovated into sustainable emergency shelter for families," 23 July 2018 The cheapest rooms have sloping mansard roofs that could be problematic for tall guests; the nicest rooms have a small terrace. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 When the circa 1850, mansard-capped mansion at 168 Filors Lane in Stony Point, NY went up for sale earlier this year, the listing quickly went viral. Elizabeth Finkelstein, Country Living, "The Most Incredible Estate Sale Is Happening This Weekend in New York," 1 Dec. 2017 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

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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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The first known use of mansard was circa 1734

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9 Dec 2019

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“Mansard.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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