mansard

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man·sard / ˈmanˌsärd; -sərd/ • n. (also mansard roof) a roof that has four sloping sides, each of which becomes steeper halfway down. ∎  a story or apartment under a mansard roof. ∎ Brit. another term for gambrel.

mansard

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mansard broken roof. XVIII. — F. mansarde, f. name of the F. architect François Mansard (1598–1666).

mansard

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mansard. See roof.